Do you see other people realizing their dreams right and left, while you struggle to do so? It's not that you are lazy. You have put in plenty of time, read goal setting books and taken courses.
If you are spending a lot of time and energy chasing your dreams, you are to be congratulated.
This means you don't mind working hard to attain a result that is valuable and important to you. What may have slowed you down on the path to realizing your dreams are the following 7 common reasons why people fail to meet important goals.
1 – You set goals that were 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 bullied on the job", your subconscious hears "being bullied". Profess your goal as a positive statement, "I will enjoy healthy relationships on the job."
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.
6 – You are in an environment which is not conducive to you achieving your goals. The lack of support from your family, friends and coworkers towards your efforts, can hinder you. 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 health and wellness coach within 2 years” is very precise.