After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone — but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them…
Good talk, but there’s another TedTalk that says exactly the opposite. I
would guess the truth is somewhere in the area of the details he mentions
later on in here.
*Reaching goals leads to satisfaction. Expressing your goals to others may
actually lead you NOT completing them. In this **short** TED from 2010,
Derek Sivers explains why you should **Keep your goals to yourself**.*
Fantastic (short and sweet)@TED_TALKS by Derek @sivers on why you should
NOT announce your goals.
Founder of social psychology, Kurt Levin  identified that it’s a
social reality that if you’ve already felt the satisfaction of achieving a
goal you are less likely to achieve it.
If you tell someone about a goal you are trying to achieve and people
congratulate you, it feels good and you are less likely to feel motivated
to do the hard work that’s necessary.
1) Resist the temptation of announcing your goals.
2) Delay the gratification that social acknowledgement can bring.
3) Understand that your mind mistakes the talking for the doing.
#TEDTalk #goals #gratification #motivation #success #dereksivers
I certainly agree with this. If you tell people your goals, they’re going
to talk you out of it, Including your mates. Just don’t share it. Hide it
from them and keep it to yourself. No need to shout out to the world,
because most people of the world are extremely cynical. They hate anyone
who’s different or weird.
While I certainly see merit to this (and am impressed that such valuable
advice can be driven home in three minutes), I don’t find myself exactly
sticking to my unsung goals either.
Absolute twisting of facts into a direction with so many unknowns that it
—Just because you work a long time on your goal it doesn’t mean you work
The quality of the work needs to be tested too….. boy what a political
Even TED & not TEDx?…
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just 2% who get this? probably less?
Seems like i have to tell: 419000 people what my goals are…
When you talk less you get more of your job done rather than you talk more
and get less done…
This is useful info, but rehash nonetheless.
My next goal is to keep my mouth shut about all my other goals.
Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself – YouTube
Love this video, needed it. #jcanlove gonna follow it.
Exactly, well done! (:
Well that’s an interesting hypothesis but there are other hypothesis that
that contradict this one so I think they’re still needs to be more studies
OOOOHHHHH…….this is powerful stuff
I can certainly see how verbalizing a goal could have this effect. It makes
sense, but I find accountability in expressing my goals. If I tell somebody
that I am going to do something, it motivates me to follow through with
what I said I was going to do.
I actually enjoyed the advertisement at the end more than the video ‘-‘
Why you should keep your goald to yourself. I really believe this, because
I actually told nobody about my goal until 5 months later when everything
was already being achieved.
*Keep your goals to yourself*
(A year old, but timeless…)
Derek Sivers urges us to keep our goals to ourselves. He states the power
of keeping personal goals secret, explaining how this action contributes to
a higher success result. According to Sivers, telling someone about a goal
means it is less likely to be achieved. Achieving a goal takes time and
effort and one should not feel gratification until it is completed. When
revealing future plans to peers, individuals encounter a social reality
that tricks our minds. Praise leads to satisfaction and ultimately keeps us
from feeling motivated to complete our original goal. Sivers urges
individuals to resist sharing their plans with those around them exploring
how psychological tests have proven that those who share their goals are
less likely to achieve them.
and that’s all I am saying about it right now.
Why You Should Keep Your Goals To Yourself?
Psst. Evidently, Human Resources gurus missed this one…
Oh, yeah. It’s less than six minutes long.
It is a bad habit to talk much and do little. To do vice versa is much
Stop talking about your dreams and start building them. Did you know that
our minds mistake talking and doing…? +Craig Swanson writes about this
perhaps counterintuitive goal setting method on the +creativeLIVE blog:
http://www.creativelive.com/blog/stop-talking-about-your-dreams-and-start-building-themHappy goal setting for 2012 to all of you!
Oh, so true!
A different point of view !!!
I like the commercial at the end though :D
Confirmation on ‘secret declaration’ keep it a secret http://www.thevital3.com
New goals for 2013?
Keep your mouth shut!
I’ve set some new goals. Sadly, I can’t share with you what they are:
I like this video. It’s what helped me write the first draft of my current
book in < 6 weeks.
*Keep your goals to yourself*
Via +All About Psychology
*Keep Your Goals to Yourself — if you want to reach them*
I’m very interested to know your thoughts and/or experiences about this
topic. My first reaction is that such advice is ridiculous, because you
need others to assist you in reaching your goal — and how can they assist
you if they do not know your goals.
Derek Sivers (in this years-old TEDTalk) says “repeated psychology tests
have proven that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen.”
Psychologists have found that you feel better after telling friends about
your goal and that feeling of slightly increased satisfaction prevents you
from achieving your goal.
*+Derek Sivers** – Keep your goals to yourself*
Contrary to popular wisdom, telling someone your goal will make you less
likely to achieve it. When you have a goal in mind, there are steps you
need to take in order to achieve it and you don’t feel good until you’ve
done something, but if you tell someone about it and they acknowledge and
support you, you feel the satisfaction of getting closer to your goal
without actually doing anything.
So next time you have a goal and you really want to share it, you can state
it in a way that gives you no satisfaction, or just keep you mouth shut.
Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself
“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before
swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear
All that’s old is ‘NEW’ again.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. #tedtalks
Turns out it might help you to keep your goals to yourself. 4 min video.
A lot of us have been doing this wrong: a key seems to be /not/ saying
things the gratifying way: “I’m gonna run a marathon!” “I’m gonna lose 30
pounds”, but (if anything) saying “Kick my ass if you don’t see me
:)) hah .. I don’t even need to keep my goals secret, nobody cares about
them even after they are articulated.
*Don’t share your goals, it decreases your chances to reach them*
That came as a surprise to me… but sounds very true after this