Do you find yourself constantly falling just short of your goals? You’re not alone! Let’s talk about some of the reasons why you aren’t achieving your goals and what you can do about it!
Reasons Why You’re Not Achieving Your Goals
Not having clear goals.
You need to have clear goals! How will you ever know if you’ve reached a goal if you don’t have clear ones? For instance ‘I wanna lose weight’ is NOT clear so you need to make your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely.
Not having a plan.
Okay! You’ve set your clear goals! Now how are you going to get there? You can’t just fly by the seat of your pants. You need to have a plan to follow so you don’t end up wasting time, or worse yet giving up all together. If you’re not sure what to do talk to someone who can help you and get the plan that will lead you to success. Investing a bit of money in a profession is worth it if your goal is important enough to you so don’t be shy about asking for guidance.
Not taking responsibility.
Once you’ve set your goals it’s entirely up to you to go after them because no one can do the work for you. People can help and guide you, but in the end YOU have to do the WORK. Make the decision to do the work no matter what so you can change your life!
Listening to negative people.
Something funny happens to some people when they see their friends or loved ones making positive changes in their lives. They actually feel a bit threatened and maybe a bit jealous so they will say things to discourage you. You need to be strong enough to shut out the negative talk and stay focused on the big picture. Focus on what’s best for you and don’t worry about how others feel about it. You may even inspire some of your naysayers to improve their own lives so stick to your path and know that you may be helping someone 😉
Not believing in yourself.
Your mind is more powerful than you can even imagine and here’s the thing. Whatever you believe, becomes your reality so if you believe you’ll fail, you will. Think your life sucks and you’re stuck? Then it does and you are. If you believe that you will stop at nothing to reach your goal and that you will be successful, then you will be! This isn’t to say you just have to believe it and it’ll magically happen. You have to believe you’ll be successful no matter what and this means you won’t give up when it gets tough and you won’t let yourself doubt your abilities even when things don’t seem to be going your way. You’ll stay true to what you want in life and you’ll do the battle you need to do to get there. If your goal is important enough, the battle will be worth it and victory will be yours.
What Are You Waiting For?
Go do it! Write out your goal and 3 reasons why it’s so important to you. Set up your plan (get help if you need it) and go get what you want out of life!