Why You Fail to Achieve Your Goals

If you’re spending a lot of time and energy chasing your dreams, congratulations! This means you don’t mind working hard to attain a result that is valuable and important to you.

Remember that some missteps and failures are to be expected as part of the process. But, if you see yourself falling short time after time, these might be the reasons why you fail to achieve your goals.

7 Helpful Hints on Why You Fail to Achieve Your Goals

1 – You set goals that are impossible for you to achieve.

If you are 7 feet tall, you weigh 400 pounds and hate horses, you are probably never going to be a jockey. Your goals should be challenging, but actually achievable.

2 – You think of your goals as negative statements.

The human subconscious is what works on your goals. It doesn’t understand negative thoughts. If you set a goal of “not being a doormat in relationships”, your subconscious hears “being a doormat in relationships”. Profess your goal as a positive statement, such as, “I will enjoy healthy relationships where both partners are equal.”

3 – Your goals are not written down.

There are countless stories of people that achieved their goals after writing them down. Don’t underestimate the power of writing out your goals and reviewing them daily, or at least weekly

4 – You’re not measuring your progress.

If you don’t know where you’re going, and how far you’ve gone, how do you know when you get there? Break a large goal into smaller goals. Recording your progress improves your chances of success.

5 – You don’t celebrate small victories.

The huge bonfire of achievement that is the accomplishment of your goals must be built up slowly. Give yourself periodic encouragement as you achieve small victories on the way to your major goal. This continually stokes the fire of your desire which gives you the willpower and determination to realize your dreams.

6 – You are in an environment which is not conducive to you achieving your goals.

If your family, coworkers, friends and neighbors are not supportive of your dream achieving efforts, all your work may be for naught. The same can be said of your physical environment.

7 – Your goals are too vague.

Setting a goal to “be rich” will probably never be achieved. Change that goal to “I will learn $120,000 per year as a copywriter in the health and wellness industry within two years.”

When your goals are well thought-out, trackable, and supported by your friends and family, you have a much higher chance of success.

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