If you want to succeed, don't tell anyone.
I am a regular reader of the New York Times obituaries. It fascinates me to read about the lives of people who have devoted their lives to something and have succeeded to the point where they were recognized by their peers, even if their names were not widely recognized.
Don't Tell Your Business....#Duh
I heard this concept mentioned in a few circles casually and decided to do some research. This article is pretty cut and dry. There are many studies conducted that have reached the same conclusion; the more you speak aloud your goals, the less likely you are to execute them. My personal spin includes a trust factor. You just cannot trust that everyone you're sharing your business with has your best interest at heart. Even your friends will spill the beans mistakenly. Keep your lips tight and your pockets will thank you.