Are You Preventing Yourself From Reaching Your Goals?

Are You Preventing Yourself From Reaching Your Goals?

For the most part, we all have our own personal list or mental notes of goals that we want to accomplish. Whether it is getting a promotion, becoming one step closer to entrepreneurship, purchasing a home, losing weight, and etc., we all have at least one goal that we want to reach. 

Every year around December millions of people take the time to evaluate the things that they want to accomplish and they set goals for themselves to get it scratched off of the list before the year is over. Ahh yes... the wonderful "New Year's Resolutions." Well with only two months left in the year, how many people do you think will meet their goals? According to statistics there are only about 8% who successfully achieve all of their goals each year.

Let me guess: You're not in the 8%, are you? 

No judgement. Neither am I, and I am going to tell you exactly the reason why.

I am the reason why. I prevented myself from reaching my goals. I was my own worst enemy.

The first step is admitting the problem. Now we have to fix it. 


Keep It Real

Set realistic goals. We often fail at reaching our goals because we set unrealistic short term goals. We are basically setting ourselves up by doing this. Prime example; when I started my business I expected my products/services to sell out within the first month because the quality was just as good, if not better than the competitors. I specifically said my goal was to sell out in the first month. 

It was not realistic. Just because the quality was good, I was brand new in the industry and failed to include time to market, promote, and gain trust. Now do not get me wrong, the goal was possible (anything can happen), but it was not likely. Stop yourself from setting goals that are not obtainable just yet. Work on small realistic goals to reach the big goal. 

Be Your Own Biggest Fan - Not Enemy

Always be the first to pat yourself on the back. The key to conquering a goal is to truly believe in yourself and cheer yourself on to the finish line. Be a fan of yourself. Let's just say that you are a huge Beyonce fan and she announces that she has made a goal for herself to write a new song in two months. That is definitely a realistic goal. So you are rooting her on and waiting for the song because that is what she committed to, but she does not produce. She just quit on her goal. As a fan, wouldn't you be disappointed in her? Not because she tried and it was a failure, but because she quit. 

Don't allow yourself to quit. Be your own biggest fan just waiting for that goal to be accomplished. Do not let your biggest fan down - yourself.

Do Not Give Yourself The Option To Quit

This is short and to the point. Quitting is a big no-no. We quit because we allow that option to exist in our mind. We make it easy to give it up for whatever excuse we can find. Imagine how successful we could be if we just eliminate that word. A lot of my goals I had set were not met because I just said forget it. "Maybe next time."

Who ever said that there will be a next time? It may seem so minor when it happens, but if you reflect back on the many things that you've quit on just think about the impact it made. You set a goal to lose 20 lbs before spring because you were going on vacation. Two weeks into it, you quit because it was "too hard." Spring time has come and it is time to go on vacation and you are sad majority of the time because you did not get into shape. I know how it is first hand. 

If you stick to the course, the finish line will be there before you know it.

Inspiration. Motivation. Vision. Consistency.

In a nutshell, surround yourself with positive inspiration that will inspire you to set great goals for yourself. Find things, blogs, and people that will motivate you to accomplish your goals. I love reading about people who have accomplish the same goals I am trying to because it motivates me to keep going.

Create a clear vision of your future. Some people like to see it before they believe it. The first step is creating a clear mental picture. Then, you have to believe in yourself enough to know that you can make it come to life. Before you know it, you will indeed physically see it.  Try creating a vision board as a reminder.

Remain consistent. Studies shows it takes 21 to 66 days to form a habit. With consistency anything can become a habit. You have the power to form very positive and productive habits that will lead to a very powerful results. Consistency is key.

Do not stand in the way of reaching your own goals. You can do whatever you set your mind to. Just remember these key points and hopefully we can increase that 8% of people who accomplish all of their goals.

What are some of your goals? Do you have any tips to help others accomplish their own goals? Leave your comments below. Feel free to tap the like button, share this post and tag us @MostlySugar on all social media platforms.

Cheers to success!