Obstacles to goal success

Obstacles to goal success

Goal setting often gets a bad rap because people have tried and failed at goal setting. Do not give up. Try, try, try and try again. Each time, you’ll develop stronger discipline, focus, and skills for goal success. Here are some obstacles people face in their goals and some solutions to try! Keep uploading!

I don’t want to set goals, but I like the results. What should I do?

Often it is out of fear. Reality is to set a goal; you have to decide what you want. Many people prefer to leave all options open, choose nothing, and default to “life” to choose their destiny for them. Whether you resist setting goals because of fear of failure, success, pressure, or whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you can’t get where you didn’t start. People who set goals have something to achieve and often do. You can’t achieve what you don’t set your mind to. Do yourself a favor, figure out where you want to go, set a viable course to get there, pick a focus and work towards it. You can always adjust or change if after a few months the doors close, but at least then you can ignore this option!

I have many ideas and goals, but I wonder where to start?

Often people who set goals can set too many goals. Three SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timed) goals are about the maximum the human brain can really focus on. I prefer to have ONE focus statement that combines several goals. For example,


1) Earn 5K a month by being disciplined and focused on money making activities.

2) I improve my skills (education) and processes to hold my clients more accountable for exceeding goals.

3) Grow personally, more time to study, expand the family, eat better/work, have an organized home.

Focus Statement:

I am energized to be a focused and disciplined NBS earning 5K/mo. coaching and training “movers and shakers” to exceed their goals while living in integrity, nurturing and growing my faith, family, health and home.

Have goals but not achieving them? Why?

Lack of plan. In the book “Goals” by Brian Tracy he tells the story of 2 desserts and how people died crossing to get from one city to another because they lost perspective in the middle of the dessert as they couldn’t see the beginning or the end and died. To solve the problem, the city put in mile markers between cities to get travelers to focus on smaller stages. The goals are also like that. If you don’t break your big goals down into stages, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to achieve them, and it’s always too big a project to take on and just never gets done. Set your target goal, measurable goals and milestones to allow a clear plan for goal success. I recommend setting a yearly focus goal and having monthly milestones. Read the goal and milestones for the month every day. (i.e. if you want to increase your income, add 2 new customers this month and have a plan to attract them.)

I have a goal to focus on, but I’m too busy to do anything about it. How do I get more time?

The power of passion. WHY did you set this goal? Was it a “must”? We often set goals like lose 25 pounds, eat better, make more money because we have to or know we SHOULD do it, but we’re not really motivated to make it happen. What we are passionate about will earn your time and attention. Connect with the WHY of your goal. Ask yourself “WHY does it matter?” 10 times to get to the bottom of it.

I have a goal but it’s not happening yet. What should happen?

Publish in 3 places. Read it every day. Consider the Laws of Attraction ( Write down what you need to do each week to make this goal more of a reality. Don’t undo yourself with negative or self-defeating self-talk. Be positive. Look for opportunities. Evaluate and make sure it’s measurable and know what baby steps you can take to get closer to it. An elephant is not meant to be eaten at once!

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