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46. Keep your goals to yourself
Derek Sivers
<3:15>   July 2010

 

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≪Questions:Keep your goals to yourself?≫

  1. According to the speaker, what is likely to happen if you tell someone what your goal is?
  1. You will be less likely to achieve your goal compared to those who didn’t tell their goals to anyone.
  2. You will be more likely to achieve your goal compared to those who didn’t tell their goals to anyone.
  3. People around you will be jealous.
  4. People around you will become happier.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks.

If you tell someone what your goal is,

you will feel like that it’s already

(1)           , and this is called

(2)                               (2 words).

<Proof>

1926  Kurt Lewin called this phenomenon

          (3)                 .

1933  Wera Mahler found it felt real in the

           mind when it was acknowledged

           by others.

1982  Peter Gollwitzer wrote a

           (4)                       about this

            phenomenon.  

2009  Peter Gollwitzer conducted some

            new tests.

           ▸(5)                people across four

               separate tests.    

           ▸Everyone wrote down their

               (6)                         (2 words)

           ▸Half of them announced

               their commitment to their

               goal to the room,

               and half didn’t.

           ▸Then, everyone was given

               (7)             minutes of work

               that would directly lead

               them towards their goal,

               but they could stop at

               any time. 

           ▸Those who didn’t announce

               their goal worked

              (8)                minutes on

             average, and those who

             announced their goal

             worked (9)             minutes

             on average.

 

  1. According to the speaker, which of the following statements is true?
  1. If you tell your goal to other people, you will never be able to achieve it.
  2. If you are tempted to tell someone your goal, you should tell them via email.
  3. You can tell your goal to other people, but it should be in a way that gives you no satisfaction.
  4. If someone tells you his/her goal, you should keep your mouth shut and listen to him/her.




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≪Answers:Keep your goals to yourself≫

  1. According to the speaker, what is likely to happen if you tell someone what your goal is?
  1. You will be less likely to achieve your goal compared to those who didn’t tell their goals to anyone.
  2. You will be more likely to achieve your goal compared to those who didn’t tell their goals to anyone.
  3. People around you will be jealous.
  4. People around you will become happier.

 

  1. Fill in the blanks.

If you tell someone what your goal is,

you will feel like that it’s already

(1)  done  , and this is called

(2)  social reality   (2 words).

<Proof>

1926  Kurt Lewin called this phenomenon

          (3)  substitution .

1933  Wera Mahler found it felt real in the

           mind when it was acknowledged

           by others.

1982  Peter Gollwitzer wrote a

           (4) book  about this

            phenomenon.  

2009  Peter Gollwitzer conducted some

            new tests.

           ▸(5)  163   people across four

               separate tests.    

           ▸Everyone wrote down their

               (6)  personal goal  (2 words)

           ▸Half of them announced

               their commitment to their

               goal to the room,

               and half didn’t.

           ▸Then, everyone was given

               (7)  45    minutes of work

               that would directly lead

               them towards their goal,

               but they could stop at

               any time. 

           ▸Those who didn’t announce

               their goal worked

              (8)  45    minutes on

             average, and those who

             announced their goal

             worked (9)  33    minutes

             on average.

 

  1. According to the speaker, which of the following statements is true?
  1. If you tell your goal to other people, you will never be able to achieve it.
  2. If you are tempted to tell someone your goal, you should tell them via email.
  3. You can tell your goal to other people, but it should be in a way that gives you no satisfaction.
  4. If someone tells you his/her goal, you should keep your mouth shut and listen to him/her.

 

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