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Here’s Why You Should Stop Telling Everyone Everything

My take on keeping your business yours.

Lea Bardot
2 min readFeb 25, 2024

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Sometimes it seems like everyone is constantly in each other’s business.

And social media has made it way too easy to share every single detail of our lives.

But what if I told you that not everyone wants what’s best for you?

Think about it.

How many times have you shared your dreams with someone, only to have them shoot them down or tell you that they’re not realistic?

It’s happened to me more times than I can count.

And it’s not just random strangers on the internet.

Sometimes it’s the people closest to us who can be the biggest dream crushers.

But why does this happen?

Well, let’s be honest about this.

Not everyone wants to see you succeed.

Some people may feel threatened by your ambitions.

And some people simply won’t understand your vision.

And that’s okay.

What’s not okay is letting their negativity affect your pursuit of your dreams.

So, what can you do?

It’s simple.

Stop telling everyone everything.

Keep your dreams and goals to yourself and a select few who you know have your back.

Protect your dreams like they’re your babies, because in a way, they are.

They’re a part of you.

And you have every right to pursue and grow them without interference from others.

I’m not saying you should never share your dreams with anyone.

But be selective about who you share them with.

Surround yourself with people who uplift and encourage you.

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Lea Bardot

Lea, 35, non-alcoholic, writer and mindfulness coach. I write about my sobriety, productivity, life improvement, health in general and wealth.