Did you know that rendering to research by the University of Scranton, 92% of the world’s population that are incapable of reaching their goals? The interrogation is, what is the 8% doing that has propelled them to their goals. Here are seven reasons you never reach your goal.
1. Your goals aren’t specific
One of the main reasons people fail to reach their goals is because they are not being specific enough. When you ask them what they want to achieve in their lives, they will give you vague and general wishes such as they want to be rich or they want to be happy.
The more specific and challenging your goals, the higher your motivation toward hitting them. That explains why easy or vague goals rarely get met. Set your goals with definite strategies of meeting them and making them the new reality. Break down your goal into achievable bits and work on them little-by-little and you would reach your goal sooner than you knew. Rome wasn’t built in a day! Start now! The Missing Letter in Your Smart Goals.
2. You aren’t committed to the goals you set
8% of goal achievers put in their all whilst staying focused to their dream no matter the obstacles they face in the heat of meeting their goals. Yes, reaching your goal may be challenging but fighting against all odds and not throwing in the towel is what makes the real difference. You need to cultivate that spirit of “Whatever it takes” to reach your goal. The sad truth is; you can never have what you are not thirsty for.
3. You give too many excuses and don’t reach your goal
If there’s one thing unsuccessful people have often got on their lips, then that’s excuses. A dangerous dream killer is always finding situations to fault for why you are not there. Sometimes the excuses may be genuine, but no one actually gives a damn about why you failed.
Challenges exist to be solved so if there’s nothing you can do about the condition, find a way to cope with it. At least trying is better than sitting on the fence.
4. You do not know how to handle failure
Failing once, twice or over again should recoil you into your shell. Failing only means you got it right at a point of the whole process and need to start at it again.
You may have heard about Sir James Dyson, but not how he failed 5,126 times to create the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner and how it had to take him 10 years before going commercial with it. Sir James Dyson wouldn’t have been worth over £3 billion and reach his goal if he had allowed his failures to sink him in.
Dealing with failure, most times, requires self-motivation, will, and encouragement. Don’t just think. Define what you believe your current rules for success are by reflecting on a time when you achieved the success you desired.
The fact is, it takes an average of 3.8 failures before success. So never ever give up on your hopes and dreams no matter what. Richard Branson once said, “don’t be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” Life is a game, make failing a part of that game if you want to win. The most important thing is your willingness to try again.
5. You often get distracted
This is a common mistake most people make. We start working on projects and get easily swayed on to different once that suck our concentration. When you start too many things, you don’t end up finishing any of them.
Understand that you have a limited amount of time and that you can’t do everything. Realize that by not finishing, you are missing out on all the opportunities that open up when you finish the projects you are working on and be timely.
6. You Listen to people who discourage you
When you go for your goals, especially the big ones that really count and fit in with your purpose in life, it is inevitable that people will discourage you. There are many reasons for this: concern, jealousy, ignorance, etc. How many goals have already been given up on because other people decided they were not worth pursuing?
This one is easy. As long as you know the purpose for your goal, ignore the naysayers. You can take what they are saying into consideration but make sure you make the final choice. It’s your life and not theirs. TAKE CONTROL! REACH YOUR GOAL!
7. You give up when the going gets tough
Nothing worth having is ever easy. Some goals will really require our blood, sweat or tears. We live in a time that promotes instant gratification and doesn’t encourage perseverance enough and where quitting is often viewed as an option.
There is no such thing as over-night success; diligence, dedication and discipline are required if we want to reach our goals or change our lives. We also have to be willing to put in the time.