The other day I mentioned that I was taking cold showers as a way of making change in my life. As part of that process, I said that I’d set some goals and shared them with a couple friends to keep me accountable. A buddy of mine, John, said that he makes goals too but doesn’t share them with anyone.

As Derek Sivers shares in this short talk, there’s some science to suggest that keeping your goals to yourself gives you a greater chance of accomplishing them.

Maybe the secret to accomplishing your goals is just that–to keep them secret.

So what do you do?