Keep Mum

Do you ever tell some­one else your per­sonal goals, think­ing that the act of telling some­one else might pre-​​commit you to fol­low­ing through on your goal? It’s a bit like buy­ing a year-​​long gym mem­ber­ship with the expec­ta­tion that you’ll for-​​sure exer­cise now that you’ve sunk so much money it?
Well, accord­ing to Derek Sivers, you should bite your tongue the next time you feel like shar­ing, or else you’ll sub­con­sciously feel like you’ve already fol­lowed through.

Sivers has a bit more at his web­site.