On accountability and putting it out there…

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Since the inception of Facebook, the declaration has become a fairly commonplace event; declarations of love, of hate, of imma-gonna-get, out there on the daily. Motivational speakers tell us that naming that goal, putting it out there for the world to see, will keep us accountable. I don’t know about that. I don’t know if anyone on my Facebook gives enough of a crap to ask me why I’m writing reviews of the latest series I’ve binged and take me task on why I’m not writing enough… I give a crap so that’s why I am my own accountability buddy.

Remember back when everyone told us to shout our dreams and goals from the rooftops so we will feel inspired to achieve our goals (and be utterly ashamed if we don’t…) Apparently not-telling people our goals is the new black.

So what do we know? Firstly, we know that I love a dark meme. Secondly, we know that there are two schools of thought on the whole goal-setting scenario. (These quotes have a biblical root, I believe. There is something in the back of my mind from bible class about not telling everyone your business.) I really get the bottom one because it’s not really about goal-setting and achieving dreams but more about not banging on constantly about your life, especially the hardships; been there, done that!

Work hard in silence…I used to work with a woman who was an artist but didn’t have any social media. She made a lot of artwork while I struggled to get one painting finished in a month. I realised one day that she had no social media accounts. She did things the old way; a gallery sold her work and took their cut. It was simple; she had more time because she was focussed on the thing, not on telling people about the thing…

I really should be writing…

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