I have been involved in conversations with so many people who tell me what they dream of having or doing in their lives, but they are so far away from those things that they are almost embarrassed to say it out loud. Do you see yourself in this scenario? After giving it some thought, I have come to my own conclusion as to why your goals may remain unachieved.
4 Reasons Why Your Goals Remain Unachieved
1 You don’t believe you can actually have/do it. Some people dream of doing something or having something, but if they don’t know someone who has done it, they sometimes start to believe that it is only possible for a select few people. When that mindset is adopted, you can start to feel doomed before you ever start. Then, the effort that goes into working toward that dream will be lacking enthusiasm and passion.
2 You don’t really want it. I didn’t realize that people talked just to be talking, until I became an adult. Especially now, because some people want to feel good about themselves when they engage in conversation with someone they believe is successful, they offer information about dreams and goals that they think will impress that person. And it doesn’t take a genius to figure that a person who doesn’t actually want to do what they said won’t make any progress on that goal or garner any results. Are you just talking?
3 You are overwhelmed by the huge task set before you. This point kind of goes hand-in-hand with my first point. A person who doesn’t believe in him/herself will typically feel defeated before beginning. Sometimes, looking at the big picture can be mentally draining, and if you are overwhelmed by the thoughts of embarking on such a time-consuming journey, you might want to turn away rather than trekking ahead.
4 You don’t know how to get started on building what you want. There is a starting point to everything that you do, but if you don’t know where to start, you can feel like doing nothing. I am guilty of having a laundry list of things to do, and just thinking of how long the list is, I am tempted to just crash on the couch and watch Netflix instead of doing anything. How about you?
In order to change your reality, you absolutely MUST change your thinking.
First, know that whatever you can think of is possible to achieve.
Second, be honest with yourself about what you really want. Don’t waste time on trying to impress anyone else. Do what you love and live a full and fulfilling life.
Third, break down what you want into chunks and attack it in sections. Then, it won’t seem so scary and huge!
Fourth and lastly, find a mentor or a business coach who can help you put together a plan to help you achieve your goals.
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Go ahead and put the work into your dream and make it a reality! What is it that you want to do?