Why You Shouldn’t Tell People About Your Goals – College Info Geek

Why You Shouldn’t Tell People About Your Goals – College Info Geek:

  1. Telling your friends about your goals and thinking it makes you accountable? Not really. Most people are too worried about their own lives to worry about making you accountable to your goals
  2. Intention-behaviour gap: The disconnect between knowing what you should do and actually doing it
    1. When you announce your goal to somebody, they affirm it and you feel good. It makes you feel like you’ve taken a further step towards that goal and it makes you feel a small sense of satisfaction
    2. Called social reality: an affirmation by someone you admire/respect makes you feel like you are closer to achieving those goals.
  3. Here’s what to do:
    1. Resist the temptation to announce your goal
    2. Delay the gratification that the social acknowledgement brings
    3. Understand that your mind mistakes the talking for doing
  4. It helps to frame your goals in terms of the work you want to put in instead of the identity you want to assume

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