Things that can defeat your goals

Key Factors that Prevent People from reaching their Goals

At the Beginning of each year, millions of people worldwide commit to following through on their resolutions. Yet, just a few days into the year, many sadly are unable to sustain the momentum and either forget their initial targets or provide a ready excuse to silence their inner critic.

Let’s look into some of the key factors that prevent people from reaching their goals –

😕No ClarityA Goal must be rock solid. A Goal that lacks clarity and vision is bound to perish. 

🎯A Grandiose Vision– It is often said, Dream Big. Yet, most people, though they are charmed by big projects are unable to maintain the laser sharp focus required to see that dream to fruition. Its perfectly fine to dream big but its equally important to develop the discipline that is absolutely critical for long term success. 

📃Avoidance of Failure– Failures are the stepping stones for success. It can’t be any other way. If you are not prepared to fail, you are not ready to Succeed. For most individuals, failure seems like a roadblock that they can’t cross and sometimes willfully choose not to.

Lack of Discipline– You might have the best plan and strategy but without execution, it amounts to nothing. Most high performers have clear systems and practices in place and they are hell bent on executing them regardless of external circumstances. 

🤝You Cannot Have EverythingAny worthwhile venture is usually accompanied with a compromise of some sort, an adjustment to life that needs to be made. If its worth it, it will demand sacrifices. Those who are not willing to pay the price must forget their dream. There are no grey zones here. 

💪Inability to Deal with AdversitySuccess doesn’t come cheap. Its years and months of gut-wrenching hard work. Most individuals shirk from putting in the effort or they might have experienced repeated failures. Inability to deal with failure is the Number one cause that prevents people from achieving their dreams. Failures are inevitable. It’s the courage to continue that counts.  

🤨Lack of Hunger Most people haven’t figured out their why. Why is it that they want to accomplish that dream? What’s the reasoning behind it? If the Why is not big enough, an individual is bound to give up mid stride citing innumerable excuses. History is replete with examples of individuals who have conquered mountains because of that all-consuming “Why”!

😮Pre Conceived IdeasSometimes it has nothing to do with external circumstances. It has to do with faulty reasoning such as “What if I fail? What if I am ridiculed? What happens next? These are dangerous assumptions and stop an individual in their tracks before they attempt something. To that I can Only say, “Rest in peace to all the Opportunities that we were unable to take advantage of due to low self-esteem and faulty reasoning.”

😫ProcrastinationPostponing tasks due to multiple reasons becomes a habit and that habit is not easily broken. Procrastination kills the best laid plans. Time is the only non-negotiable entity. Once lost, it can never be retrieved. Highly successful individuals follow this principle, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today.” 

I have timeis deluded thinking. No one really knows how much time they have at their disposal. Do it NOW!

🙏Trying to please Everybody You might have heard this statement, “The fastest road to failure is trying to please everybody.” You are bound to encounter people who are not in favor of your project, who don’t want you winning. What’s your stand then? What you choose to do will determine the rest of your life.

🧞‍♀️Trying to Do it AloneNo man is an island. Success is a team effort. The sooner you get people on board, the sooner people buy into your vision will determine long term success. Not a transitory victory. Rather long-term success. That’s what you should be aiming for.

😐I am Not Ready Yet No one is. Learn on the go. Improvise and adapt. If someone offers you an opportunity say you will do it and then learn the ropes as you progress from step to step. Everyone was a beginner once. No one started off being excellent at their craft.

Don’t spend your life running up and down a field and never scoring. If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it. 

Put your Future in Good Hands- Your Own!


Sajid Ahamed is a “Certified Trainer of NLP” and organizes John Grinder approved New Code NLP and NLP Master Practitioner Certifications  Courses in India and the Middle East. He has more than 1000 hours of coaching experience and is an ICF accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Apart from the Trainings, he covers a  wide niche of coaching including Relationship Coaching, Parenting Coaching, Leadership Coaching.

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