Sunday’s are usually my day to write blogs for the week ahead and catch up on all sorts of stuff. Sometimes I make goals for myself and write about them. Somehow over the years, I got the idea that if I made them public would hold me more accountable to them and I would get more done.
The opposite has happened.I have gotten less done and been pretty miserable in the process.
Then while I was sitting down and doing my normal Sunday thing, procrastinate, play some silly games, read some articles on-line and do some writing.
I came across this article, 14 Amazing Psychology Facts Everyone Needs to Know, and had an epiphany. Every time, I have made a big deal about a new goal whether it is on this blog or a list of them posted on my wall at home, they haven’t happened. I put pressure on myself and all it did was make me feel like I am a failure.
I am not a failure. I just need to focus and bullying myself is not focusing.
I do have goals.
I have a goal for my next book.
I’m just not telling this time.
What do you think? Tell the wold your goals or keep them to yourself?