The title of this blog post might have you think that maybe some goals should be kept secret. Or that there might already be some secret goals. Or that all goals are secret. Those who don’t have any goals at all may wonder what all the hoopla is about!
There is evidence that it is best to keep one’s goals (especially the big ones) secret.
An NYU study in 2009 found this. Pretty startling.
A lot of people love to toot their own horns, whether on social media or in real life, and whether for minor achievements, or major goals.
Why does keeping your goals a secret matter? This is what the study found. That telling others about your goals apparently creates an unconscious win – tricking our minds into thinking that we have already accomplished the goal.
An important goal would hence be to keep all future goals a secret. My lips are sealed ??