I’m a big proponent of goal setting. It’s a better activity than setting resolutions, and you can do it at the start of the New Year, month or week, or even every morning. But most people don’t achieve their goals, and there are three reasons why.
The #1 Reasons You Won’t Achieve Your Goals
Achieving your goals requires a willingness to change. Change isn’t easy. Sometimes it feels like a struggle. Or you might feel like change is uncomfortable or requires sacrifice.
Most people don’t achieve their goals because they possess an unwillingness to struggle, sacrifice or change. That unwillingness prevents them from taking the necessary action to create what they desire.
Are you willing to change, struggle, feel uncomfortable, or sacrifice if it means you create what you desire professional, personally or both? If you answer “no,” you won’t achieve your goals. If you answer “yes,” your chances of success increase tremendously.
The #2 Reason You Won’t Achieve Your Goals
Achieving your goals requires a positive attitude. You may think you are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, but become conscious of your thoughts and words. Do they correspond with that willingness or sound like complaints instead?
Many people don’t achieve their goals because they their thoughts and words focus on the negative aspect of what they must do to succeed. Or they focus on the challenges they must overcome to achieve their goals.
If you complain about the difficulties you perceive as preventing you from achieving the next level professionally or personally, you will have a difficult time achieving your goals. If, however, you speak about the necessary tasks or changes with excitement and enthusiasm and see them as opportunities, you dramatically increase your chances of success.
The #3 Reason Your Won’t Achieve Your Goals
Finally, if you aren’t enthusiastic about your goals, you won’t achieve them. Setting goals you feel resolved to achieve rather than excited to achieve provides a recipe for failure.
Do your goals make you want to get out of bed each day and tackle them—even if they are hard? If so, you are on your way to success. If not, it’s time to choose new goals.
The New Year has arrived. Create your best year ever with the willingness, attitude, and enthusiasm to achieve your goals.
Have you noticed any reasons why you do or don’t achieve your goals?
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