I am a huge TED fan – I enjoy just about every speaker that hits the stage – even the ones I wholeheartedly disagree with. Here is one for your viewing pleasure that you should ignore the advice in: Not telling people your goals.
Don’t ever do this. Shout your goals on the rooftop to the world and beyond. Write them on your bathroom mirror. Tell someone to check on you all of the time to see where you are. Publish them on your blog. Keep people updated about them. I still believe that sharing what you want to do with other climbers like you helps keep everybody accountable.