They might be. No, I haven't lost my senses. Just consider this before you come to a conclusion (about either the magic or my sanity). I've noticed that we're much more likely to achieve our goals if we tell someone about them. If you think about it, you'll agree that it's true.
So what's the deal? Certainly the act of telling someone about our goal didn't move us closer to successfully reaching it. So is it magic?
I think not. It's probably just that by telling someone else we've crossed a line in our minds. We've really committed to our goal. We've given that goal power to affect how we live our life. We've even put ourselves in a position where the friend that heard our goal could ask us whether we achieved it.
So I don't think that goals are magical. But, I do believe that telling someone else about our goals increases our odds of success. So I think that I'll tell a close friend about my current goal.
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