If you're clear about, say out loud and announce what you want to achieve, then there are two things that can happen...
You either work as hard as you can to achieve it and consequently increase your chances of getting there or you're not clear about it and don't say it out loud at all because you're afraid of the humiliation if you don't get there.
Unfortunately, most people go with the second option.
Most people remain quiet and unclear about their goals, their dreams and their ambitions and consequently never really increase their chances of getting there.
But is it really an alternative?
Is giving up your dreams, your goals and your ambitions really worth it just to avoid humiliation that might or might not occur some time down the road?
I think that's a good question to end the old and start the new year with...