Derek Sivers: why not talk about their plans
I ask each of you, think about your most important goal in life, except for jokes, take your time, feel and realize, think for a few seconds and realize your most important goal in life.
Now imagine that you made the decision to achieve it.
Imagine telling someone exactly what you are going to do, imagine how they congratulate you, how highly they value you. Isn't it nice to say it all out loud? Don't you feel that you have become one step closer to your goal, as if it has already become a part of your personality?
It should upset you, it would be better for you to keep your mouth shut, because because of this pleasant sensation your chances of achieving the goal are in fact reduced.