Ever wonder why you can’t accomplish a goal? Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, you can’t get it right? Goal setting has been a major part of my life since joining the military. If it wasn’t for having goals, I wouldn’t have had a successful military career. That wasn’t even my biggest fear…. Watching all of my friends advance while getting left behind horrified me. How embarrassing would that be? I’m just sharing my mindset at that time. There was no way in hell I was getting left behind while my friends advance in rank and promotions. Not only was I not getting left behind, I was determined to be better than them. This allowed me to talk noise (in a competitive friendly kind of way) while having fun….. Those were good times lol!
Since exiting out of the military, I still have the same mindset: Set goals and surpass them. I’ve learned after many years, many conversations and even my own failures, why some of us don’t accomplish what we say.
Why You Can’t Accomplish A Goal: 7 Reasons
- You never start: Are you the person with big dreams but never start or don’t know where to start. The biggest advice I can give to you is to write them down. There is power in “putting it on paper”. After listing your goals, make a road map going backwards until the very start….where you are now. Remember talk is cheap.
- You don’t set milestones: It’s hard to be realistic when you’re only looking at the end result. The end result may feel like it’s not within your grasp. Reaching milestones will confirm and reassure you that you are STILL making progress, even though you’re not there yet. Making progress is better than no progress.Making progress is better than no progress. Click To Tweet
- You didn’t do enough research: Educating yourself will guarantee results. Think of yourself driving somewhere new without directions. Research and education will save you time, energy and even money. Not only that, but it will keep you on the right track. Don’t drive without directions!
- You set too many goals at one time: I must admit that I still struggle with this one. Setting too many goals can serve as a distraction. I’ve learned by prioritizing on where my focus and energy should be.
- You don’t reward yourself: In some aspect, this falls alongside on the point of setting milestones. Reward yourself for your progress. What you have accomplished is just as important as what you are going to accomplish. You must get through middle school before high school.
- You surround yourself with negative people: My advice is to run as fast as you can from the negativity. Most of the people who are negative don’t dreams themselves. They will talk you out of anything just to stay in their own comfort zone. Learn to recognize these type of people. Even if you don’t have friends, use social media for your inspiration. I’ve read that the five people who you surround yourself with is who you will become.
- You simply don’t believe: The mind is a powerful thing. If you don’t believe that you are capable of making your goals and dreams come true, you are destined for failure. Stop having limiting beliefs. Speak affirmations. Find your inner Beyoncé lol!
Again…Put Your Dreams On Paper
Creating a mood board or vision board might help. There is power in putting pen to paper! Which of the 7 reasons can you relate to the most? Comment below. Like I stated earlier, I suffer from #4. When I’m aware of my downfall, I just take a step back and refocus on what’s important at that time.
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