5 THINGS THAT KEEP YOU FROM ACHIEVING YOUR YEARLY GOALS
- ABSENCE OF PASSION
When yearly goals are set for instance, people spend the first few months being passionate about pursuing their goals. The very first few months of the year seem to have people go about their goals and resolutions very fast while in the process of time, they slide into passivity. In order to achieve goals easily, it is very imperative to be fed by your own passion at all times irrespective of what time of the year or month it might be.
- LAST MINUTE RUSH
In opposition to 1 above, those who enter into the year with a lackadaisical approach to their goals tend to realize how badly they might have done only towards the end of the year and that’s when they begin to sit up and attend to responsibilities. In such cases, great opportunities must have been lost during the period where there was lack of passion.
- WRONG COMPANY
In order to achieve great goals, it is very important to relate with goal getters. The society today is filled with people who are basically purposeless and make wrong or unnecessary use of money. For someone who has a big project to achieve, it is important not to mingle with people who solely make money for their bellies alone. In such case, you’ll end up spending your money feeding your gluttony.
If you keep the right company, their passion will help you in days when you are depressed or apathetic.
- RELATIONSHIP WITH PESSIMISTS AND NAYSAYERS
To achieve great goals, ideas are sacrosanct. It is a great tragedy to conceive an idea and have it aborted by a pessimist or naysayer. Pessimists are people who are acquainted with negativity and are afraid of failure thereby forgetting that even failure births success. Living with a pessimist will only help you abort the dreams you conceive.
Going back to our earlier example of doubling your sales this year, here are some of the fears that might start popping up:
- What if I’m not able to do it? (Fear of failure)
- What if I do it and it winds up being so much more work, or people resent me? (Fear of success)
- What if they say no? (Fear of rejection)
- Why do I even want to risk this? (Fear of being uncomfortable)
I’ve never met one person who hasn’t had thoughts just like these. From CEOs to someone starting their first job out of college, we all have fears.
How to Overcome This Obstacle: Acknowledge your fears. Talk to someone you trust and ask them if they’ve ever felt the same way. Know that fears are just a part of the process and move past them.