Tip of the Week: Don’t Share Your New Idea

This week’s tip: Don’t share your new idea.

(That is, until you are SURE you know how you are going to follow through).

ShhWhen I first heard this idea presented in Derek Sivers’ TED Talk, “Keep Your Goals to Yourself”, it seemed pretty counterintuitive to me. As the kind of person who tends to be motivated by external accountability (e.g., I’m more likely to finish a logo design quickly when it’s for a client than when it’s for myself), I had always thought that sharing my ideas and goals with others would make me feel more accountable for my intentions and thus more likely to accomplish them.

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