Everyone has goals, some big and some small.
Goals are motivators which make us want to be better and more productive people.
When you set a goal, it is usually the perfect marriage between your passion and an interesting challenge.
If the goal doesn’t challenge you, then you won’t be creating a better and smarter version of yourself.
Becoming better should be the aim of every person otherwise stagnation can be boring and after a long period of stagnation, it can be plain frustrating and suffocating.
While setting goals is motivating and exciting, sharing them with the world during the initial periods of conception is not the best idea.
Why you may ask?
Here are some reasons why we think you should keep your goals to yourself:
Wait for the goal to grow a bit
Now that you have thought out carefully and decided what your goal is, it is best to act in a certain manner which may help you grow and build momentum for the goal.
Once the goal has reached a specific target and his destined to be achieved at least by 50%, then it is okay to share it with your friends and family.
If you choose to tell everyone about the goal and end up not acting on it at all, no one will take your vision seriously, not now and not ever.
The situation becomes similar to the boy who cried wolf.
You don’t want to be the person always pegged down as someone who calls wolf when there isn’t any wolf around, do you?
Not only are you risking people not taking you seriously at the moment, but also not being taken seriously for a long time to come.
Make sure your goal has a strong foundation before you expose it to the gaze of people around you.
It is a great way to keep the haters away
It is a known fact that it is impossible to please everyone.
If you are the kind to not get affected by other people saying mean things to bring you down or demotivate you, then you are safe.
But the truth is that most people do end up feeling hurt and get affected by negative comments.
When you share your goal with others, it opens up a whole new window of opportunity for others to give their opinions.
Now, we’re not saying that all people are bound to give you negative comments.
But as an act of self-preservation, it is best to rule out this option of getting bogged down some negative comments you may hear.
These comments can affect different people differently.
Some people get fired up with an urge to prove others wrong, but even with this feeling, your goal gets tainted with the negative emotion of revenge, rather than success being a natural graduated process.
The best way to stay away from the negativity is to keep your goal to yourself and spend all your energy trying to achieve the said goal.
While some people are super competitive and thrive under pressure, it is a noted pattern that most people tend to crumb under excessive pressure.
When you share a goal with someone, there seem to be some expectations which build up.
This is because people only want to see results, but never really factor in all the different circumstances which may come between you and achieving the goal you set out to achieve.
Observers have a very black and white way of looking at life, and very little regard for the actual conditions which contribute majorly to how successful you are in achieving the goal.
The fewer people having expectations from you, the lesser is the pressure.
The lesser the pressure is, the better the mind space you have for giving your goal a good shot.
Keep your idea fresh
The most annoying feeling in the world is when you have a super unique and original idea but that gets stolen because you were unable to keep the idea to yourself.
Don’t you hate it when that happens?
But avoiding a situation like that is totally in your hands!
Hold on to your awesome idea, make that idea a reality and then share it with the world.
When you follow this simple procedure, you will also get your due credit that you are so deserving of.
Surprise your near and dear ones
People love ideas.
But do you know what they love more? Action.
When a person comes up with an idea and actually goes ahead to turn that figment of thought into full-blown reality, that is what people love and respect.
When you set a goal, no matter how big or small it may be, before you speak about it, make sure you have some actions which back it up.
Sharing an achieved goal with your near and dear ones can be quite an experience and all the feedback sure does feel good after the hard work you put in.