Keep your goals secret
Announcing them publicly is a bad idea
There are two kinds of people in this world, ones who love the crust of the pizza, and others who hate it.
I count myself among the latter.
Similarly, there are two kinds of people, the ones who shout out their goals publicly, and the others who keep their goals top-secret.
To which school of thought do you belong?
Both work. But depending on our personalities, and our way of operating, we do have a preference for one or the other.
I believe that keeping hush about your goals can be beneficial. In the age of social media, everyone is screaming at the top of their lungs what they are up to. That is unnecessary unless you believe in building in public or growing in public.
When we keep our goals secret we allow our paths to be smoother. You know there are people in this world who derive pleasure in destroying others. They love propping up new obstructions in the path of an individual who they believe is on the road toward success.
But that is unfair, you say.
Yes, it is.
Deal with it.
Not all people are good in this world. The road to success is littered with various problems, and you increase the probability of them going up several times when you make certain people aware of your dreams.
Those people then do everything in their power to sabotage your journey to success.
Why do they do it?
Maybe they are just evil, or maybe they failed to achieve their own dreams and now can happiness only by seeing others fail.
Avoid this kind of people by keeping your goals to yourself. Make your moves in silence like a ninja. A ninja is a master of his art, yet he uses the shadows to pounce on his enemies. The shadows protect him from being discovered by the enemy and increase his odds of success vastly.
Be like a ninja.
Attack your goals in secret and see the probability of your winning go up.
Another logic that supports keeping your goal a secret is that if we announce our goals to anyone, we get a sense of high. We derive a small sense of pleasure and a sense of fulfillment when we tell someone about our grand goals. The other person appreciates our big thinking and goals and praises us.
This praise deceives us and makes us feel as if we have already achieved our goal.
This can be dangerous, and it lessens our drive towards our goal.
If we do this enough, we can lose all our motivation to work for our goals, and then become prone to change them or abandon them altogether.
I write on my blog daily. This is day 72 of my daily writing challenge for 2022. I write about what interests me. There is no word limit. I am doing this simply to become a better writer. Tag along with me and share your own journey.