When it comes to setting goals for yourself and reaching your highest accomplishments, it’s always best to keep it on the private side.
You can certainly be somewhat public about it. A little bit of pressure is healthy. Such as, when I posted about my plans for writing every day, I knew that the expectation would keep me on track. It was helpful to receive support from others.
But if you are overly public about your goals, in very specific ways, it may be time to reevaluate what you are truly chasing after. Ask yourself — am I doing this for me, or for everyone else? Is this about feeling something inside of myself, or just trying to impress people?
So many of our goals are actually things we do not want for ourselves! Sometimes you reach a point in your life where you feel the need to convince everyone else you are doing fantastic. Think of it this way — if you were not allowed to share your accomplishments, would you still be proud of them? Or would you maybe do things differently?
Don’t surround yourself with people who make you feel like you need to compete with them. Instead, be with people who value honesty over perfection.
Do what makes you happy. Don’t do things for status, validation, or bragging rights. People are going to think what they want and its totally out of your control. So, do it for yourself.