Do you ever find yourself saying things that you want to do but never end up doing? It’s like you have this great idea that you can’t wait to work on. You picture how things will play out and the great things you will gain from it and start telling everyone what you are “working on”. Let’s say you have a plan to host your own talk show. You start telling all your friends about your plan. Every time they ask you about your talk show, you say “I am working on it” knowing fully well that you have not done a THING towards making it happen. Who are you kidding? I mean, the people who check on you obviously care enough and want to see you win and do well but you can only deceive them for a while. They will catch on that you are just a Talker.
Don’t be a T A L K E R
For those who don’t know, a talker is someone who simply says things that they never do and talks for the sake of talking. Being known as a Talker can lead to people not taking you serious. Even when you have something relevant to say. This could affect your friendships and your network in terms of potential business partners not wanting to work with you due to your “unseriousness”. I’ve seen this happen to someone before. You don’t want to be that guy or girl. Don’t make yourself look like a joke because there’s nothing funny about not being taken serious.
No premature announcements!
There’s a thin line between a Talker and someone who shares minimum information on what they’re working on to not jinx things. There’s nothing wrong with keeping things to yourself. You shouldn’t announce things prematurely until you are making some type of progress. Just think about your plan as a baby. Not to get to scientific as a degree holder in Biomedical Science but in the first trimester, the baby changes from a zygote to an embryo. In other words, the baby’s fingers and toes develop alongside the organs systems, bones and senses just to name a few things. The development of the baby in the first trimester is the same as the start of your plan to reach your goals. At the beginning, things can either go very well or very left! This is exactly why most pregnant couples do not announce their pregnancy until after the first trimester because they know that their risk for a miscarriage is high during this period.
But why do you feel the need to announce what you are doing, especially when nobody has asked you about it? Don’t talk for the sake of talking because you feel like you have to “look” like you are grinding and working hard on your craft. When somebody asks you what you have been up to, just keep it short and brief. Just a simple statement like “I’m working on something and I will announce things when I’m ready” is enough. In this statement, you have not said too much or too little. There’s no need to announce what you are doing prematurely. Just focus on getting your plan off the ground first.
“They don’t want you to win!”
Somewhere out there, there are people praying against your success. They are dying to hear that you are failing in life. “They don’t want you to win” *DJ Khaled’s voice*. The minute they hear that things are not going well for you, they start to celebrate. It gives them some type of relief because you are not moving forward like them.
So, can you imagine if you start telling everyone about your plan and on top of that you’re not even working towards your goals? That’s just a set up for failure altogether. Not everyone cares about you so keeping your business to yourself is perfectly fine. The less information you share, the better. Let your results speak for themselves. They can’t pray against something that you have already achieved right?
So my message to you today is to “Talk Less and Do More”. The time you spend talking about something, you can actually use that time to do something productive like working towards your goals. Hush your mouth and work in silence. Your success will speak for itself.
Sugars and love,