In an age of over-sharing, it’s sobering to find out that telling someone your goals makes them less likely to happen. In this short TEDS video, Derek Sivers explains how people who talk about their goals frequently have a lower rate of follow through and success than those who keep their goals to themselves. Lifehacker reports: “Apparently, the simple act of sharing what you intend to do can activate pleasure centers in the brain and create a sense of accomplishment—when all you’ve really done is talked about doing something!”

That explains some Christians’ lives and some ministries! Including, sometimes, my own.