Want to lose weight? Shut your mouth. That's the title of an article on CNN.com - read it here.
The subject of the article found she lost more weight by keeping her goals to herself, which is counter intuitive to what we've been led to believe about enlisting a support group, a confidant, someone who will cheer you on. But I have to agree.
Sometimes we spend more time dreaming and talking than doing. Frankly it's a panacea, if we engage the endorphin inducing state of imaginary success already realized, we can avoid the adrenaline and pain of doing; of failing, of facing defeat on the way to victory.
But first you're going to have to get off your butt. So stop talking and start doing. Here's three more things about which you should just shut up, please.
1. Your first million. You're lying. You wouldn't be talking about it otherwise.
2. How many women you've been with. I don't believe you, and if it's true, I don't respect you. Wait, I don't respect you either way.
3. How much you won (or lost) in Vegas. You're an idiot.
We are surrounded by the quietly successful, and if we can just keep our mouths closed long enough to use our eyes and ears, we might just benefit from being in their humble company.