Best of TED: Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

If you want to succeed better keep your mouth shut according to Derek Sivers:

Comments

JAV said…
ANSHUMAN SRIVASTAVA
Sep 9 2010
Well,

I don’t agree with the results of certain tests conducted on certain set of people. I would like to give example of some big events . In 1996 olympics Michael Johnson was running in 200m race wearing a pair of golden shoes. His goal was obvious and he achieved golden double in Atlanta olympics. In subsequent olympics Maurice Green announced that 100m sprint gold was for him only and he made it.There are numerous examples where a person achieved the well announced goal.
Living your dreams before it actually happens is a powerful motivator for making your dreams come true. Unless you have the confidence to accept it before someone (if required)how can you imagine to do the same before them.

Judanne Simpson
Sep 11 2010
I don’t agree with this. I think those results can be interpreted two ways – his way and the alternative way. For instance, when those who didn’t share their goals said that they felt they had a long way to go, how were they feeling when they said that? Were they inspired, matter-of-fact or depressed by that fact? Would I personally want to feel that I had a long way to go or that I was closer to my goals by speaking about them? I’d want to feel closer to them by speaking about them. My goals are written down and next to me here at the computer where I can read them every day. I do feel like I have a way to go, but my goals are big and the page reminds me of why I’m doing what I’m doing and I’m also reminded to stay on the path I’ve chosen. That helps.

Leah Z
Oct 22 2010
As a behavioral psychologist I REALLY wish TED wouldn’t allow a guy with a B.A. in music speak on psychology. He takes a single psychology experiment and then misinterprets the results. There are years of research to suggest that a behavioral contract greatly increases compliance. This video is completely misinformed.
JAV said…
ANSHUMAN SRIVASTAVA
Sep 9 2010
Well,

I don’t agree with the results of certain tests conducted on certain set of people. I would like to give example of some big events . In 1996 olympics Michael Johnson was running in 200m race wearing a pair of golden shoes. His goal was obvious and he achieved golden double in Atlanta olympics. In subsequent olympics Maurice Green announced that 100m sprint gold was for him only and he made it.There are numerous examples where a person achieved the well announced goal.
Living your dreams before it actually happens is a powerful motivator for making your dreams come true. Unless you have the confidence to accept it before someone (if required)how can you imagine to do the same before them.

Judanne Simpson
Sep 11 2010
I don’t agree with this. I think those results can be interpreted two ways – his way and the alternative way. For instance, when those who didn’t share their goals said that they felt they had a long way to go, how were they feeling when they said that? Were they inspired, matter-of-fact or depressed by that fact? Would I personally want to feel that I had a long way to go or that I was closer to my goals by speaking about them? I’d want to feel closer to them by speaking about them. My goals are written down and next to me here at the computer where I can read them every day. I do feel like I have a way to go, but my goals are big and the page reminds me of why I’m doing what I’m doing and I’m also reminded to stay on the path I’ve chosen. That helps.

Leah Z
Oct 22 2010
As a behavioral psychologist I REALLY wish TED wouldn’t allow a guy with a B.A. in music speak on psychology. He takes a single psychology experiment and then misinterprets the results. There are years of research to suggest that a behavioral contract greatly increases compliance. This video is completely misinformed.