A quote from C.G Jung once said ”You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. ” All of us have goals. However, not everyone is serious about those goals. You can talk about your goals and plans a thousand times, but nothing will happen without any action. In this situation, the saying ‘action speaks louder than words’ is applicable.
Here is the list of the top ten reasons why people usually fail in reaching their goals.
1. Not committed
If there’s a common denominator among successful people, it is the word commitment. It is essential to commit to something, especially your goals, in order for you to do everything it takes to reach it. Most people aren’t committed to their goals, thus making it alright for them even when they fail a lot of times. In this case, you will never really be successful in achieving what you want to achieve. Have a mindset of thinking that your goals are a ”must” and giving up is not an option. Set your commitment high and do everything to hit all your goals.
2. Not specific
Vague goals will lead you to vague results. This is one of the usual problems with people. Most of us have goals that are vague. When you ask someone about their goals, he or she will most likely give you vague answers. This is the reason why it’s essential to have a specific goal in life. Knowing what you want to achieve can help you create a particular plan you will use and the specific results you want to see. So if you want to be successful in achieving your goals, then evaluate whether those goals are specific or not.
3. No actions
One of the common reasons people fail to achieve their goals is that they don’t do anything to achieve them. People usually procrastinate instead of working on the goals they want to achieve. They would rather watch movies or play games than do something to be a step closer to their dreams.
A quote once says,” A goal without a plan is just a wish.” A plan without an action is just a dream. If you want to see results, then you better work for it. Decide right away about what you really want to do if achieving your goals or watching movies on Netflix.
4. Distracted so easily
Another typical reason people fail is that they get distracted easily. They are the type of people who set a goal on their mind, but after quite some time, they focus on other things — forgetting the goals they are trying to attain.
This is one of the reasons why being focused is essential in achieving your goals. Success and reaching your goal take some time. You don’t have to rush and jump from one goal to the next one without even giving a try.
You must remember that when you didn’t see the results that you want, it does not mean that you have to give up and that your goals didn’t work. Try your best not to get distracted and try as many times as you can until you reach your goals on your bare hands.
5. Have goals that are not motivating
It is essential for your goals to be exciting and motivating for you so that even when struggles come in your way, that will not be enough excuse to give up on your goals. Strong willpower is also essential in achieving your goals successfully. Try to associate strong emotional reasons with your goals to have great motivation, fire, and drive to pursue them.
Most people doubt themselves, especially their abilities. Some may have specific goals and plans; however, they doubt themselves and let their mind be filled with the question, ”What if I fail?”.
Doubt is okay until you let it overpower you. It can prevent someone from reaching his maximum potential, thus being a hindrance in achieving his goals.
Most successful people became successful because they believe in themselves, their abilities and the products or services they offer. If you won’t believe in yourself, then who else will? Believe in your abilities and believe that you can achieve your goals in life.
7. No Focus
Achieving and reaching your goals and dreams requires great focus on being effective and efficient. You must not only focus on things but on the right things. Mostly, we have several goals, but we must set our mind what the most important goal we must put our focus on is.
If you are going to study successful people’s lives and stories, you will notice a pattern–they always focus on the things they do and the goals they want to attain. These people are deemed successful because they are the best, and they produce incredible results in their careers. And one of the reasons they became like this is because they focus on mastering their passion and crafts.
That is why it is essential and advisable to identify your most important goal right now and focus on attaining this goal first.
8. Too many excuses
How many opportunities slipped from your fingers just because of your thousands of excuses?
Giving too many excuses limits you from achieving excellence from your crafts. We must always keep in mind that successful people keep on moving forward. While unsuccessful people on the other hand, are good at coming up with different excuses preventing them from achieving growth and success in their lives.
9. Can’t handle failure
Commonly, we see people who jump and switch from one company and business to another. When their business failed, they will try another business venture or change industry, and the cycle will go on and on.
Most people’s determination deteriorates when they experience failure. When they do not see the results they want from the things they’re working on, they give up too easily and will try to chase another thing.
This thing applies the same to setting goals. Most people fail to reach and attain their goals in their lives because they are not good at handling their failures. They resort to giving up, changing goals, or choosing shortcuts when they did not get the results they want or when they face difficulties along the way.
It is a must to understand that failures are ingredients to success. They are essential to mold you as a wise person. Remember, most successful people failed several times and you are not an exception. Failures are lessons and feedback — a must ingredient in the success that we always want to achieve.
10. Giving up too soon
Lastly, people resort to giving up too easily when they face setbacks and difficulties. They settle on letting go of their dreams and goals instead of improving their methods and strategies and finding ways to achieve the things they want.
Achieving your goals, dreams, and success is not as easy as it sounds like. These things take great effort and hard work, and we must be ready to face hard times and difficulties without giving these things up. Read these 10 most effective steps to successful goal setting.