Keep it for yourself

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Life Hacks | No Comments

I read something today that resonated strongly with me, and I wanted to write something brief to iterate and emphasise its message. What I read was;

Four different tests of 63 people found that those who kept their intentions private were more likely to achieve them than those who made them public and were acknowledged by others.

Why is it, that with the increasing popularity and acceptance of social media, do we feel the need to share more? This is an entire point of discussion on its own, but one thing I would like to say is;

Be comfortable with yourself: with your life, your goals, your passions, your beliefs, your incentives, your rewards.

There is beauty in mystery, in keeping things to yourself so that you own them. I’m not talking about belongings. I’m not even talking about memories. I’m talking about your goals, your beliefs, your self-worth.

On the contrary; you should be aware and sure of why you are not sharing something. Don’t keep something to yourself for the wrong reasons. Do not be shy, or embarrassed of failure. There’s a fine line between keeping something to yourself because you don’t need to share it, and not sharing something because you are afraid.

My one challenge to you leaving here is to set yourself a goal (small or large) and do not tell anyone about this goal — not even your close friends or family. Even once you have achieved this goal, keep it.

Keep the experience. Keep it for yourself.