We've spent a lot of time at GPP extolling the virtues of setting SMART goals.  Not setting SMART goals might be one of the most often over-looked aspects of becoming fit and healthy.  Winston Churchill said it best.

"Those who fail to plan, plan to fail." 

This is as true as it ever was.  What seems to be at issue is - WHO should you tell your goals to?     

Behaviorists used to say that we should tell EVERYONE of our plans to become fit and healthy.  Doing so was thought to help us get some skin in the game and give others the opportunity to lend support. 

That's not the advice given by experts anymore.  It turns out, it is better to keep your goals secret.  Here is why by Derek Sivers.