Those of you who have been following my posts for a while or those of you who have read my latest posts will know that I do talk about my goals and about my success. Not only is it a perfect way to keep track of the goals that I’ve accomplished but it provides me with both the motivation and inspiration to see through my incomplete goals.
But is that a good enough reason for me to talk about my success? To put it simply, yes it is. And here’s a few reasons why I believe this:
- Talking about your goals makes them seem a little more real, the spoken plans soon become actions if the relevant steps are taken.
- Talking to people can be counterintuitive, but talking to the right people can be effective, these could be motivating family and friends or even those who have completed similar goals before you.
- It allows you to keep track of what you’ve accomplished so far and enables you to achieve more in the future.
Despite these valid points, there is always more than one side to an opinion. So what about not talking about your goals? Since my opinion is the opposite to this, you’d assume that I don’t agree with it.But not talking about your goals does have its benefits:
- Talking about your goals can be counterintuitive, it can lead to fatigue by giving you a sense that you’ve already partly achieved something, making you not work to your full potential.
- There will always, and I mean, always, be people who disagree with you and may try to convince you that your goal is not worth it and that you should be striving towards something else.
- The underlying psychological effect of speaking about your goals can mean you’re less likely to achieve them.
So what now? Should you talk about goals or not? This, I believe, depends on the person and also the type of goal that needs to be achieved. If talking to others gets the creative process going, then, by all means, talk as much as you can but if it depletes your mental energy and overall ambition then refrain from doing so.
It’s all about finding the perfect balance to keep yourself going.
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