It is popular in the personal development arena to share with others your mission/life purpose/deepest desire. The thought being that if you share this information with others you are holding yourself accountable for actually carrying it out.
This is opposed to others who believe that your mission/life purpose/deepest desire should actually be kept private, in order to protect it from the (negative) thoughts and feelings of others.
“It also means not to look at yourself through the eyes of the world, or allow yourself to be influenced by the opinions and criticisms of others. A helpful way to maintain that state of self-referral is to keep your desires to yourself; do not share them with anyone else unless they share the exact same desires that you have and are closely bonded with you.”
The above quote is from The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra, which was something that I read several years ago now. This quote is something that I often think about as I read articles that encourage sharing some deep aspect of yourself with others.
So, I thought I’d turn this question to you all:
Do you believe that it’s best to share your mission/life purpose/deepest desire with others in order to make a public committment to them or should you keep them private, in order to protect them? Let us know what you think in the comments.