“You can’t build a reputation telling people what you are going to do!” ~Henry Ford

It’s a commonly accepted practice after all… tell everyone about your goals so you are accountable and extra motivated to push forward, right?

Well  surprise – surprise! It turns out that announcing your goals is one of the biggest drains of energy and it often proves to diminish your chances of success as you strive to achieve your goal.

Martin discusses his personal experience with this concept and how he noted his energy was best expended NOT in talking about his goals but in the act of getting busy to accomplish them— forging the habits that will accelerate the goals achievement.

Martin then shares a related TED talk by Derek Sivers (link below) and some of the science Derek cites that contradicts the often promoted “tell everyone” tactic.

Check out this week’s F.A.F. and learn how keeping your trap shut is likely to put you on the fast track to goal achievement!

If you still want to tell someone… Martin discusses exactly who you can share your most important goals with!


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Derek Sivers website: Sivers.org

The TED talk by Derek Sivers “Keep Your Goals to Yourself”

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

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