To Tell Or Not To Tell

Do you have some grand running plans hidden behind a heavy red curtain?

Does the stage show of your ultimate challenge need to be perfectly scripted and rehearsed before you are willing to reveal it to the audience?

Perhaps you don’t plan on telling anyone about what you have in mind, just in case you can’t pull it off…

There is some research that says we should not tell people about our goals well before they are ready to be executed, and the reason for this is that sometimes our brains register the response we get from people as enough of a reward in its self and then we fail to follow through on the actual goal.

This may be true for some, and if you are someone that constantly tells people about all the amazing things you are going to do, but then rarely actually do them, then you are likely developing a name for yourself as a “Gonna”. So if this sounds like you, then perhaps it is time to surprise people and start doing, THEN telling.

For everyone else, announcing your grand plans might be just the thing you need to do.

It certainly can take some guts to put yourself and your wildest dreams out there for everyone to pick apart. I can speak from experience on this one, as publishing the contents of my head on a weekly basis on this blog exposes me to all sorts of potential critics. The great news is that there is nothing to be afraid of. I’ve found that if you are honest with yourself, authentic in your intentions and you are willing to show people what you have, that they will respond with interest, positivity and encouragement.

I’ve never taken on a large running challenge without first telling people about it. In fact, I feel that telling people about it commits me even more. The plans then seem to take on a life of their own. If you are particularly bold and desire to complete a challenge that stimulates people’s imagination, the response you can get is either dumbfounded head shaking or awe inspired enthusiasm. Either way, it will get people’s attention and may even inspire them to try something new or push their own self-imposed limitations.

So, back to my original question… What grand plans have you got hidden behind the big curtain on the stage that you play out your life on?

Tell us about them. Tell the world. If you keep it a secret, one day the curtains will open and there will be no one there to see the show. We want to be entertained and inspired by your life; it is after all, your one chance at playing your role, the lead role, to perfection.

What secret goals do you want to achieve? Let us know and perhaps that will be the tumbling pebble that will start the avalanche of your success.

Run long,

Shaun Brewster.

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  1. Tanya
    4 years ago

    Spot on Shaun .
    What a great read that was !
    I don\’t want to hide behind the curtains no more !
    You are a very \”wise\” man.
    Thankyou 🙂

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