Why it Helps to be Open about Your Goals and Priorities
At the risk of sounding like I’m going up against people who generally promote a positive reinforcement of philosophical and spiritual rhetoric, I’m going to throw the cat among the pigeons and say that I disagree with the view that we need to be secretive about our goals and priorities. I can understand the reasoning behind it, but there’s a better way to look at it. This reasoning is of course that not everybody actually wants to you see you succeeding, so you in a sense “block your blessings” by sharing your intentions with everybody, many of which people will proceed to engage the spiritual realms to act against what you want to achieve.
I hope I’m not sounding too much like a spiritual nutter or whatever it is they’re referred to as, but I’m just trying to paint a background story to make sure the point of view I’m trying to communicate makes coherent sense.
So why does it help to be open about your goals and priorities over being secretive about it all, on the premise that you’re giving your detractors a clear target to aim at with their negative energy? And the many manifestations of this negative energy are very real. Just ask someone who is going through clinical depression about that lingering feeling of hopelessness, like a few million people in the world are actively expressing their hope that something really bad happens to you…
The gloves effectively come off
Once you go public with your goals and priorities, the gloves effectively come off and you can then at least focus on what you want to achieve without having to be secretive about it. Detractors will at least make you double your efforts because you know exactly what you’re up against.
There is more good in the world than there is bad
Since there is more good in the world than there is bad, this means that more people will be willing to help you than those who will act against your progress towards whatever it is you’ve prioritised to achieve.
Tapping into the six degrees of separation
With the knowledge that there is more good in the world than there is bad and that there are more people who would wish you well than those who don’t want to see you realising your goals, tapping into the six degrees of separation becomes nothing more than a numbers game. The harder and longer you try, the better your chances of succeeding and this applies to any goal or priority you have, however big or small. If everybody in your circle of friends and family, work environment, etc. knows that you’ve made the resolution to kick your bad habit of smoking, someone who might have gone before you and realised success might have some useful information to share with you, like how making the switch to e-cigarettes helped them, for instance.
It’s only a matter of time until you tell the right person what you want to achieve.