OpinionTalking about an idea makes it less likely to happen
      – Thelevellers, 2010-03-19 at 15:17:22   (5 comments)

On 2010-03-19 at 15:19:11, Thelevellers wrote...
I don't remember where I first heard this, but I have often found it to be true... A quick google reveals this: http://sivers.org/zipit (not read more than a few lines of the link as yet)
On 2010-03-19 at 15:30:33, Thelevellers wrote...
Ok, that link pretty much just poses the same question, but does link to an interesting article. I have also found that writing stuff down has a similar effect to talking to people about it.
On 2010-03-21 at 07:33:06, BorgClown wrote...
That is, unless you're Steve Jobs. He makes things amazing by talking about how amazing they are.
On 2010-03-21 at 09:19:31, Thelevellers wrote...
That's kinda what I mean - but maybe I mean more that YOU are less likely to do it. Mr. Jobs makes it sound so awesome that OTHER people make it happen, perhaps? I find I lose a bit of the fire for the idea when I tell people. But I really like telling people, cause some ideas a realistically never gonna happen. I have one at the moment (melchior knows it, but I'd appreciate his silence :P) that is in a half-way point - it is possible (the basic idea, anyway), but long term, and very difficult to make happen. I'd love to do it, but I like my current job, have no experience in the field, etc. Which makes it unlikely, and so tempts me to blab about it everywhere and let someone else make it happen in a rubbish way. I have also noticed this when I write a song - if I post it to a song writing website I use then I lose a bit of the burn to get it finished, and have to leave it and come back.
On 2010-03-21 at 19:07:44, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Recently I've found that talking about something can let someone else make a decision for me, so can make something happen. But for the most part, I find that writing down something I need to do makes it feel "done already" so I'm less likely to actually follow through...