In Bill Bartmann’s book, Billionaire, he says telling others about your big goal or as he suggests, your promise, is smart. People will force you to get specific about what you are going do and how. They will ask questions, which will make you squirm, twitch, and look at the ground if you are not really serious.
I think Bill is right, if you don’t declare to the world your big plans, then you really don’t have any and most likely it was nothing but an egoistic moment or too many vodka tonics.
Are you serious about your promise? If so, put yourself out there and let the fun begin.