In sheep’s clothing

A lot of people like talking about plans: plans for the coming weekend, vacation plans, plans for the future, plans for life.

I truly believe that revealing your plans about something important weakens your intention to start your project or arrive at the wanted outcome.

The more there is talking about plans, the less likely the desired result will be achieved. Intention is energy. Talking dissolves it. As Ninon de Lenclos (1623-1706) brilliantly put it:

Have you ever heard of a skillful general, who intends to surprise a citadel, announcing his plan to his enemy? Conceal your purpose and hide your progress; do not disclose the extent of your designs until they cannot be opposed, until the combat is over. Win the victory before you declare the war. In a word, imitate those war like people whose designs are not known except by the ravaged country through which they have passed.

So perhaps it’s better to talk about results, not plans. Isn’t it? 🙂


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