5 Reasons You Can't Reach Your Goal
We are at the midpoint of 2017. Are you still struggling to reach your goal?
We all start the New Year out with good intentions. Even if you don't make an official resolution, you probably told yourself "I need to _______." Fill in the blank.
And now the time has ticked on, and you are no closer to your goal.
I've been there before.
Somewhere along the way, I found the key to consistently achieving ANY goal.
People who reach their goals do not have "magic power" or some kind of "secret sauce." They are regular people just like you who have figured out how to get past the barriers that keep them from reaching their goal.
And if you have been successful at reaching a goal, you probably did what I am about to tell you. But because you did not understand that there is a defined process for reaching your goal, you could not duplicate your success.
Here are 5 reasons why you are NOT reaching your goal:
You haven't made a clear decision. Have you found yourself debating back and forth and whether or not you should do it? In this case, you are STUCK between moving forward or staying inside of your comfort zone. Reaching your goal will require you to make a clear decision and say "Yes! Yes!" to what you really want.
You don't know your "Why." I have a saying. Some people are in love with the "idea" of doing a thing and not in love with actually doing it. This means that you haven't defined why you want to achieve your goal in the first place. It is easy to get excited about getting that next promotion. It is much more difficult to do the ACTUAL work it takes to get it. And unless you have a clear "why" you will quickly lose your motivation when things get tough.
Your goal doesn't line up with your VALUES. I call this the "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" trap. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" was a 1980's show that profiled famous and rich people. The host would walk you through the person's home and show you their many possessions - beautiful mansions with massive swimming pools and a 10 car garage, a sexy life partner, and all of life's finest at your beck and call! Fast forward to today, and you will find images like this all over TV and social media. Everyone wants to be a rock star! With images like this, it is so easy to get caught up in a vision that doesn't match your own value system. Reaching your goal will require you to get clear on what you VALUE.
You haven't defined IT. Whatever your goal is, you must have a clear picture of what IT looks like. Visioneering your success is one of the quickest ways to get engaged and motivated to start working towards your goal. When we lack a clear picture of our goal, it throws us into the land of indecision. We become unsure of everything and lose confidence in our own ability to achieve the goal. When you have a clear picture of where you are going, it is much easier to motivate yourself and make decisions with confidence.
You don't have a PLAN. We have all heard the phrase "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." So, why do so many of us come up with a shining goal and fail to plan? Often it is because we don't know how to create a step-by-step action plan that will take us from where we are and to where we want to go. Making a plan CANNOT be done in a vacuum - especially if your goal is something you haven't done before. You have to do some research and talk to people who can help you put together your plan. Failing to plan will lead you to procrastinate and you will miss opportunities to move forward. You need to have a plan!
These are not all of the steps in the process. But they are five of the most important steps.
If you don't know how to get started, engaging a coach is a great way to jumpstart your way to reaching your next level of personal success. A good coach can help you navigate the process of:
Getting clear on your decision.
Guiding you to discover your "why."
Getting clear on your personal values.
Creating a clear vision of where you want to go.
A great coach can also help you create a step-by-step action plan that will make it easy for you to navigate your way to success. And a top-level coach will hold you accountable throughout the process.
It all starts with the first decision though - deciding to invest in yourself and hire a coach.
If you are stuck or have failed to reach your goals over and over again, it is time to get UNSTUCK.
Your best life is waiting on your decision!
P.S. If you need help getting started, book me for a FREE 30-minute consultation. I can guide you through a short process that will help you see what you are missing. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain - email me NOW at firstname.lastname@example.org.