I've been blogging here since 2008, and – if I do say so myself – there's some good stuff in my archive that you might...Read More
Friday Flashback: Shut Up And Put Up?
I’ve been blogging here since 2008, and – if I do say so myself – there’s some good stuff in my archive that you might have missed. On Fridays, I’m going to take you on a Friday Flashback and point you to some good stuff from the checkered past of The Clothes Make The Girl.
Shut Up & Put Up?
Originally posted on November 14, 2010, this post is about a Newsweek piece that examined whether going public with our intentions makes us more or less likely to succeed at reaching our goals. It was an interesting article at the time, and I think there’s still a lot to be said for both sides of the argument.
Here’s a snippet from my 2010 post:
… I do tend to be a blabbermouth when I’m feeling enthusiastic about my goals – but I also mostly do the things I say I’m going to do.
For me, sharing my goals provides two benefits: (1) it makes me feel like I’m drawing my near and dear into my web of excitement; and (2) speaking my goals out loud (or typing them here) makes them seem more real.
What do you think? Better to go public or stay quiet?