But not so much if we tell everyone about it. The power doesn’t come from speaking about it. The power comes from the energy (purpose/why/drive/desire) behind it.
When we talk about things we are going to do, we’re setting ourselves up for potential failure.
It’s not that we are lying when we say what our intent is. The problem is just because we say it, doesn’t mean it will happen. Plus there’s a lot of setbacks (usually out of our control) that can distract and get in the way of doing what we say.
Having the public accountability could give us the butt fire we need to follow through, but it could also leave us publicly displaying how bad we are at following through sometimes — even with every intention of doing it well.
Better to let our intention speak through our actions.
Better to only talk about things we are doing or have done.
“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”John Burroughs
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #830