How Being Silent About Goals Makes You Successful

Eric S Burdon
6 min readJun 12, 2017

Since March 2016, goals have been a massive part of my life and over the years I’ve heard a variety of things about goals.

Finding a why for your goals allows you to better connect with your goals and purpose.

Writing them down and outlining the path to achieve that goal increases your odds as well.

People who follow that kind of goal setting practically quadruple their income.

Make sure the goal is SMART.

And so much more.

No doubt goal setting has changed many peoples, lives.

However one thing that has come up at times during my journey is a simple statement revolving around goals:

Don’t talk about your goals.

I was taken aback by it and I didn’t quite understand why some of the most successful people in the world don’t talk about their goals.

For me, I’ve been fixated on talking about a journey and sharing it. I even had videos on my Youtube channel talking about my goals in the past.

Moreover there is research that shows you are more likely to succeed when you write your goals, but also talk about them too.

So why stay silent about goals?

Mainly because the rich do it and they have done that for quite some time. But let’s go a little further and ask why specifically.

Here’s my thoughts on why it’s important for us to be silent about them, at least to the general public.

Showing is Better than Telling

There’s been a few times where this aspect has popped up in my life, and I’m sure others can relate.

Showing something can make a bigger impact versus simply telling people.

Both can be exciting in their own way. By telling people something will be launched soon can be powerful.

But the same can be said by being silent, launch whatever you plan to sell and market it like crazy.

I’m leaning a lot more on the latter part to be used. Especially in cases where you are doing things on a pattern.

Eric S Burdon

Entrepreneur, positive-minded. I used to say a lot, but now I do a lot.

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