“TELL THE WORLD WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO, BUT FIRST SHOW IT.”–Napoleon HIll
The seventh principle of TAGR is “Decision” and a common opinion is that you lose steam if you tell people what you are going to do before you do it. I’m not sure about this, but wanted to explore the thought a bit. Here are some of the objections:
1) by announcing yourself, you use up some of the emotional energy that would otherwise be invested in actual behaviors.
2) You make yourself vulnerable to jealous people who will try to dissuade or sabotage you.
3) You may inspire others to beat you to the goal.
4) You may be embarrassed into continuing a path that is counter-productive, even if a better path appears.
On the other hand, a public declaration…
1) Can put pressure on you, preventing you from quitting when things get tough.
2) Can attract allies and mastermind partners who can support and cheer you on.
3) Can help you clarify your goals, actions, and intentions.
4) Can inspire you with your own courage.
I don’t know, I really don’t. There seem powerful possibilities either way. What has your experience been?