Why Most Fail With Goal Setting… Is This You?
May I ask you a question?
If you knew that you could have, create, build, achieve, be, and do whatever it is that you want for the rest of your life…if you TRULY believed this, how hard would you work on your goals?
- How much longer in the day would you work?
- How much earlier would you wake up?
- Would you make different, more beneficial decisions throughout your day?
- How many things outside of your comfort zone would you dominate because you realize just how small a challenge they are compared to the bigger picture of reaching your dreams?
- How would it make you feel to achieve your dreams?
- What would the quality of your life look like if you accomplish the major goals you’ve set for yourself?
I know that was more than one question, but go back and really internalize them and let them sink in. And ask yourself these questions the next time you set goals for yourself.
You see, it’s not enough that you set goals for yourself. You have to BELIEVE that they are actually possible.
Having an unbreakable belief that whatever happens, you WILL and CAN conquer your goals, even if it means facing your deepest and darkest fears. If you want it bad enough, you will get it.
For me, everything changed when I learned to identify (and continue to identify) the “thought culprits” that have allowed me to let some dreams and major goals go unconquered. Once I learned to change my thought process, the way I made decisions, the way I reacted to events in my life, the way I talked to myself, my belief system changed as well.
Amazing things started to happen for me. Inspiring and beautiful people started to enter my life. Goals that were mountains quickly became molehills. And I began the process of dominating my checklist of goals!
Why do most people fail at accomplishing large goals?
…Because they fail to develop a meaningful enough and emotionally binding set of REASONS WHY they need to achieve them, therefore the belief that they would accomplish a particular goal was not strong enough for them to continue as soon as a challenge came their way, resulting in failure, or going after a “less challenging”, or a more easily attainable goal to fill an immediate satisfaction.
Not having strong enough reasons is why some of us choose to watch T.V. over doing activities that move us closer to our goals. It’s why some of us decide to exchange regular exercise for the couch. People who haven’t developed strong enough reasons will choose mediocrity over greatness any day of the week.
Do you have good enough reasons why you must accomplish your goals?
Take the time to ask yourself all the reasons WHY you want something in the first place, then ask yourself, “What will the price be if I don’t change today?”
If you have strong goals, if you have big dreams, if you want a better life for yourself and those you love and you’re not currently there yet…
You will have to demand more from yourself, develop a higher sense of urgency, and more importantly you need to make your reasons “why” much stronger and turn them into “musts” and burning desires.
When your reasons are strong enough, no goals are big enough and the odds-even if they’re stacked against you… don’t matter.
You will win.