TEDGlobal 2010

Keep your goals to yourself: Derek Sivers on TED.com

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. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 3:16)

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