Keep your goals to yourself Derek Sivers – TED

Listening Comprehension Questions:

1.What have the psychology tests proven ?

2.What does SOCIAL REALITY mean?

3.What should we do when we need to talk about something?

Useful words and phrases:

Identity the state of having unique identifying characteristics held by no other person or thing
Ideally if possible
To acknowledge to express recognition of; make notice of
Conventional following the accepted customs and proprieties
Wisdom the ability or result of an ability to think and act utilizing knowledge
Goal the aim or object towards which an endeavor is directed
Temptation the act of tempting or the state of being tempted
To delay to postpone until a later time
Gratification the act of gratifying or the state of being gratified
To state a condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances
Satisfaction a source of fulfillment

Answers:

1.What have the psychology tests proven ?

If  you tell someone your goals they’re less likely to happen.

2.What does SOCIAL REALITY mean?

It’s the moment when the mind is kind of tricked into feeling that the work is already done and because of that satisfaction the person is less motivated to do the actual hard work necessary.

3.What should we do when we need to talk about something?

We should state it in a way that gives us no satisfaction.


Source  for finding definitions : https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Satisfaction


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