Video: Why You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone Your New Year’s Goals

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Telling someone your goals makes them less likely to happen. In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the psychological research done that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.

“This goes against our conventional wisdom that we should tell our friends our goals … so they hold us to it,” he says.

But evidence shows us that once we talk about our goals with others, the mind perceives it as real. Watch this three-minute video to take a look at some of the research and examples that support why you should keep your mouth shut about your New Year’s resolutions – and any other goals you actually want to reach.

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Melissa is a yoga and meditation teacher, as well as a content strategist and writer. She created Mindful Minutes to bridge her two worlds, and offer practical, relatable anecdotes and tips on how to bring mindfulness into the busy lives of the digital age. Her intention is to share what she’s learned, and continues to learn, about overcoming her own challenges with meditation, mindfulness, and life balance while maintaining a challenging schedule and career. Learn more about Melissa’s intention of Mindful Minutes here.

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