This is an ancient saying in Magick (with a “ck”).
Basically it breaks down like this.
Choose what you want. Don’t be wishy washy. Don’t be vague. Be specific with your goals.
Take action. Don’t wait around for an engraved invitation from the universe. Take the bull by the horns.
Don’t scream to everybody what you’re doing. Keep your intentions close to your chest.
Why is this last part so important?
Think of this scenario:
Somebody decides they’re going to make a million dollars. They have “burning desire.” They read that they need to join a “mastermind” group.
They join one, and they sit around once a week with a bunch of other people telling each other how they’re going to make a million dollars.
Everybody tells everybody else what an awesome person they are for taking action, stepping up, not accepting “normalcy” or whatever.
Everybody goes home uplifted and feeling wonderful.
Except now that “burning desire” is gone.
Because they told everybody that would listen that they were going to make a million dollars, they got mad props from everybody within ear shot.
This, of course, made them feel pretty good. Less frustrated. Less desperate. Less “in need” for a million dollars.
Which basically killed their motivation.
So, sometimes, when choosing big goals for yourself, it’s a good idea to keep them to yourself. Don’t allow yourself any kind of positive feedback until you’ve got what you’ve set your sights on, or small “victories” on the way that you’ve chosen, that PROVE you’re on the way.
Not random props from strangers.
Of course, there are exceptions to this rule.
Whenever you’re trying to “stop” doing something, like smoking, drinking, overeating, watching too much TV, whatever, it’s a good idea to tell a few people close to you, to keep you honest, and to give you support when you need it most.
Even then it’s a good idea to be VERY CAREFUL who you choose to tell.
I’m sure you know that plenty of people, while pretending to have your back, would secretly LOVE to watch you go down in flames.
So when choosing folks to confide you’re most treasured intentions, choose wisely.