Most people will tell you to share your goals with others. My advice is don’t share. The reason is twofold. First, when you share your goal most people will be happy for you initially, but human nature tends to lend itself to maintaining a status quo. So if you are trying to move forward, most people will unconsciously sabotage your progress because fundamentally they don’t want you to change and grow. Second you have to dig deep to find your willpower and maintain it, especially when it feels tough going. If you are having to answer questions as to how you are progressing, and watch out for unintentional sabotage, it’s far harder to summon up more willpower and energy. Have you ever experienced losing weight and noticing people offer you extra portions, or on the other side of the coin say to you ‘oh you can’t have that, you’re on your diet aren’t you?’. I have. All it does is offers temptation which takes energy to keep refusing, and the second scenario makes me feel deprived, so my natural human reaction is to want something that appears I can’t have. So unless you have an incredibly supportive, motivational and inspirational friend or family member who is going to act as your boot camp Sargent and key cheerleader at the times you need it, keep your goals under wraps until you have got into your rhythm and almost at your end goal. The key colour to help you keep things under the radar is black, so a black journal with yellow paper gives you the ability to keep your goals private until you’re ready to share, but helps you stay focused, alert and motivated to achieve success.