However, other sources (eg, 1, 2) argue that stating goals publicly can have a counterproductive effect - the social reward of goal-stating itself can be its own ends, reducing motivation for actually pursuing the goal.
Under what circumstances does goal-sharing help or hinder success?
Additionally, is it impossible to achieve those publicly stated goals? For example: If someone has already said their life goals, then what to do? (This is in addition to second part of the question)
In our day to day activities, we commit to a goal we publicly share. Like, Its sunday, I will clean the room. and I will go to school tomorrow, on Monday for sure!. Now that these are short-term publicly stated plans, aren't we lowering our efforts as our plans are made public? Would it have been better if I just did the tasks without saying at all? (But that's not possible everytime! Like: If my mom asks me if I will do works, I have to say yes!)
There's a similar question here, but this question is entirely different, as it also tries to find out ways, to achieve our goal, even if someone publicly stated them.