“After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret.”
I got the link to this video from Connet after she read my last blog post, where I make very public declarations of my goals, which is the very thing this video advises against. :P
But he explained two sides, and gives alternatives. You can either 1) resist the temptation to announce your goal/s, or 2) delay the gratification that this social acknowledgement brings, and understand that your mind might mistake the talking for the doing.
Key is not to get any satisfaction from the public declaration, and lucky for me, I feel no one really reads my little blog, and Connet was probably the first one to speak any…I don’t know, kind words about my mission or whatever. Haha. But yeah, good to note that I should keep my feet on the ground and my eyes on the real prize and not be tempted to slack because I “half-achieved” my goals by announcing them.
And who knows, the public declaration might help me meet useful allies along the way. :)
Stop Dreaming, Start Preparing
Recently, @thysz tweeted:
“You can be a wanna-be or an about-to-be.” - John Varvatos
And being the non-fashionista that I am, I had to Google John Varvatos.
But anyway, regardless of the industry one is in, the above quote applies. So many times, we get so caught up in our daily lives, and our escapist dreams, that we fail to do any action.
And I guess that’s sort of what happened since I started this blog.
I started it with a mission in mind, but it got sidetracked when I encountered some unexpected setbacks that sort of forced me to backtrack, and I really haven’t taken proactive measures make sure I get back on track. Until now.
I was clear with my intention to attempt to “chronicle my steps towards a sustainable nomadic lifestyle by 2013 via increasing mobile small business management and development”, but somehow, I lost sight of the goals I set before, and I haven’t been dedicating the weekly/daily amount of time I initially hoped to give to certain efforts toward attaining those goals.
So yeah, this is a public reminder to myself of my plans, and to redraft them as necessary. And finally list down the strategies I wound up never posting.
In the meantime, you might want to check out the Nomad Manager shop. :P