Did you know, the more you talk out loud about your goals, the less likely you are to achieve them? There’s science behind it – which you can read here if you’re interested in the nitty gritty.
Basically, goals help you identify your identity. Once you’ve articulated the goals you intend to achieve to those around you, you’ve not only assisted in creating an identity of yourself in their mind, but you’ve also given yourself a false sense of accomplishment.
Setting quiet goals is kind of exciting. You walk around with the knowledge that you are bettering yourself on the down-low. You get to live life with an exciting, amazing secret that no one knows. It creates a fire within you, and peeks out in secret smiles and closed-book “To Do” lists.
The best part? Once you’ve reached a quiet goal, it seems much more honest to your true self. You’ve created your identity based on your terms. You get to create the “you” you’ve always dreamed of.
To Quiet Goals in this New Year, my friends.
I love this and def can relate . I want my goals to be just that, MY goals . I mean I believe in accountability and having maybe a trusted friend help encourage you with YOUR goals. But I like this idea of quiet goals . I want to find my truest self and be satisfy my own desires without wondering will ppl approve ? Or what happens when I don’t achieve it as ppl thought I should or even as fast as ppl thought I should . I think quiet goals makes the success rate higher because there’s no social pressure . Love it , great post , my mind wheels are turning!
I think another added stressor comes in when we let others down. At least, that’s a factor for myself. If I tell someone I’m going to stop eating bread for two days and then don’t do it, I find myself avoiding them. I don’t want to let them know I’ve failed.