Are you going to act first and tell people what you’ve done later? Or will you talk about it beforehand to garner support? The latter is the way to go, if you are trying to boost your profile. But it is also the route that is most likely to fail. If this is something you really want, then do it, regardless of what anyone else thinks. 

By Bernard Fitzwalter; Illustration: Sajid Wajid Shaikh