Keep Your Ideas to Yourself until They are Fully Developed

Natalia Costa
6 min readOct 13, 2021

The Medusa Effect

You have this incredible idea! You’re in it!!! It’s flowing. It makes perfect sense. You can see it gaining shape. You’re so excited about it that you want to share it with the world! As soon as you see your best friend you just say it out loud only to have your best friend totally smashing the idea in one sentence. Is this scenario familiar? Did it ever happened to you?

Of course, the person may be a member of your family or a co-worker or someone else close to you, not necessarily your best friend. But who has never felt like there was a good vibration being picked up and, suddenly, it was completely crashed by sharing it with the world?

Why exactly is it important to keep your ideas to yourself?

Keeping your ideas to yourself until they are fully developed is something that Abraham Hicks advocates and supposedly Jerry Hicks wrote an article under this exact premise. To begin with: what other people think about you (or your ideas) is none of your business. When you say it out loud and you start debating it with the world, you often spend more time convincing others than feeling the vibration that has occurred to you in the form of an idea.

It is also common that others — in their love and care for you — will call upon you the practicalities of what you want. Examples: “how will you get there?” “What do you need to do to achieve that?” Or they will project into you their own limiting beliefs. Examples: “It isn’t possible because...”, “It is highly unlikely because…” or “Everybody knows that things NEVER happen in such way”.

And you’re just there: seeing what seemed like a great idea being flushed down the drain. You think “how silly of me to think such a thought” and you resign to your life(less) fate where there is no room for creativity and imagination.

The Medusa Effect

First you need to fully feel it, meaning you have to be so familiar with this idea that you are on it. It’s happening right now! You are there! You need to do it over and over again until this vibration starts picking up and manifesting in your world. Why is it not so simple?

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Natalia Costa

Human being 🐒 Engineer by day, Poet by night ☯️ Writing about emotional intelligence A.K.A. applied quantum physics. ♡ www.SkinAtHeart.com