Why You Should (Sometimes) Keep Your Goals to Yourself


You've probably heard a lot of people saying that in order to manifest something, you should be vocal about your dreams, wishes or goals. They said words are very powerful - the more you talk about it, the closer you get to reaching it, whatever that may be. While I respect and believe in all of that, sometimes, and I'm not saying this happens all the time, but sometimes, you might encounter people who are passively listening to every single thing that you say and paying careful attention to every move that you make, not because they like you - but because they hate you and they want to replace you.

Why is that?

I'm glad you asked.

It's not that they truly admire you nor are they happy for what you are doing and what you are accomplishing. Sometimes, they go on stealth mode so they can get enough information that they can use against you or something that they can improve and then eventually take credit for. Does that sound creepy? It doesn't end there. Believe it or not, there are people who lack creativity and imagination and they have very low self-esteem to the point that all they can really do is mimic someone else's lifestyle, fashion sense, work ethic, ideas, gestures, expressions and interests because they don't have their own. They don't have their own voice and they don't know the first thing about authenticity. They don't have the audacity to be who they really are and what they can offer to the world. It's sad, very disappointing and just plain pathetic, if you really think about it. 

It could be anyone. It could be a friend that is very dear to you. It could be a blood relative whom you thought would never ever betray you. It could be that next-door-neighbor you barely talk to. It could be that stranger that takes the same train or bus as you. 

They just can't stand the fact that YOU are doing something unheard of. And even though some may say that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", there are just some boundaries that are being crossed violently. And more often than not, it hurts. It hurts because you have to spend an awful lot of time trying to find your own voice and doing your own thing and building your own world, just to have everything wiped out and copied by someone else.      

Not everyone's gonna be happy about what you're doing, so, make sure you thank the ones who do. 


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