Video: Why You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone Your New Year’s Goals

Telling someone your goals makes them less likely to happen. In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the psychological research done that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.

“This goes against our conventional wisdom that we should tell our friends our goals … so they hold us to it,” he says.

But evidence shows us that once we talk about our goals with others, the mind perceives it as real. Watch this three-minute video to take a look at some of the research and examples that support why you should keep your mouth shut about your New Year’s resolutions – and any other goals you actually want to reach.

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Melissa Eisler

As an ICF Certified Executive Coach, Melissa Eisler, PCC, partners with leaders to develop their executive presence, strategic and systems thinking, resilience, productive communication skills, and influence in order to reach individual, team, and organizational goals. Melissa’s experience includes coaching leaders ranging from C-suite to mid-level management, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, from global to local organizations, and across highly diverse industries. Learn more about Melissa here.

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