“Don’t tell people your goals”

Is this a good idea?

Or do I need people to hold me accountable?

I suspect the answer is, “A little from column A, and a little from column B.”

Are there positive people in your life who will help and support you? Tell them.

The crabs can stay in the dark. They’ll find out what your goals were when you accomplish them.

Good friends

Crab crawling out of a barrelSome people don’t want you to change.

Ever.

Your growth makes them uncomfortable. It reminds them they need to change, too.

They don’t want to. That takes effort.

So they try to hold you back. Like crabs in a barrel. One crab tries to climb out. The others grab it and pull it back down.

You don’t need that in your life.

What you need are good friends. Friends who will help you achieve your goals.

Hold you accountable.

Help you get where you want to go.

Be who you want to be.

If you don’t have friends like that, it’s time to get some.

And ditch the crabs.