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Why you should Consider not announcing your Goals

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jkereme, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. jkereme

    jkereme Junior Member

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    This isn't anything new and has been probably discussed on this forum before but publicly announcing your goals isn't a smart move.
    When you tell someone a goal or a thing you're planning to do, for example: Quit smoking, lose weight or build an Instagram Empire, It releases dopamine in your brain as if you would have already completed that goal of yours making you less motivated to actually do it.

    Interesting video to watch:


    Here's a study on this topic Where 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.
    http://www.psych.nyu.edu/gollwitzer/09_Gollwitzer_Sheeran_Seifert_Michalski_When_Intentions_.pdf
     
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  2. terrycody

    terrycody Supreme Member

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    Only If you know the treasure of BHW is the journey threads, and I think keep a journey thread can keep self motivated also can exchange ideas with others, if a man is lazy then no matter private or public he just wont do it.

    well, good luck to your video.
     
  3. jkereme

    jkereme Junior Member

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    My journey threads can be extremely motivating if you stick to it
    not my video, just something i found on youtube on the topic
     
  4. gman777

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    I wouldn't feel like releasing dopamine when talking to other about my goals. On contrary, I'd become more frustrated because I felt like I wouldn't be able to accomplish that thing unless I let other people know.

    Or perhaps, it was because the people I've been telling weren't quite excited about that?

    However, I'd release dopamine in the cased mentioned by you. Anyway, I think this is the missing piece of my puzzle(that's why I procrastined and shit like that), so thanks a lot.

    Gonna rake those $$$$.
     
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