It's the time of year when everyone is putting together their goals and making plans for what they want to accomplish in the new year. This is always an exciting time, however, why do so many lose that excitement and fail to reach the goals they set?
FEAR - Although many set a goal for the new year, to create something different in our lives requires change. A change in thinking, a change in actions, a change in perspective. Very often to change one's actions, requires pushing through fear. This is a major stopping point for many.
LIMITING BELIEFS - Many will set the goal they want to achieve, but let limiting beliefs side track them.
NON COMMITMENT - Words mean NOTHING without commitment. Commitment in any area of life is required to get the result. Without commitment, dreams die.
Reflect on how you would FEEL if you give up. This destroys self confidence, self esteem and self worth. Nothing will change in your life, if you repeat the same type of actions, decisions, and thinking as you have in the past. How many times have you set this goal...how many times have you failed to reach it....how many times are you going to repeat this same process?
Is this year going to be different for you? Are you going to give in to the same fears and limiting beliefs that have stopped you in the past? What are you going to do differently to ensure you don't give up on what you want?
To conquer FEAR - be willing to address it and push through it. No one can do thisFOR you....it is up to YOU. Let your goal be stronger and more important to you than any fear. The absence of fear is NOT a requirement to take action. Every single person that achieves anything in life, has learned to push through their fears. It is simply part of the process to push through fear to reach any goal. Be more committed to improving yourself, and reaching your goal, than any fear.
To conquer LIMITING BELIEFS - recognize you would not have the goal if you were not capable of reaching it. Limiting beliefs come from PAST experiences and conditioning. This is a new year, and the time to LEAVE BEHIND your past limiting beliefs. Treat this new year as the opportunity it is....to leave the old behind...old thoughts, old doubts, old fears, old self esteem or confidence limitations. SEEyourself as the person that achieves the goal. Reflect on how that FEELS inside. Now, HOLD ON to THAT feeling every single day. Reflect on that feeling morning and night and keep taking action consistently.
Be PERSISTENT - Implementing persistent consistency is something that will dramatically change your results. You can't start and stop. Persistent and consistent actions must be taken UNTIL the goal is reached. Even if the "time frame" you set is off a bit, keep going until you reach the goal.
STOP BUYING YOUR OWN EXCUSES - This is one of the biggest distinctions to come to terms with. As long as you buy your own excuses, you will always be limited in what you accomplish. Every time you find yourself thinking about an excuse, stop yourself, and find a solution instead.
Implement GRATITUDE - The power of gratitude is underestimated by most people. Be grateful for the smallest of things, daily. It raises the vibration you are putting out to the universe. We get back what we put out in life....the more grateful you are, the more you will have to be grateful for.
LEARN from those that have done what you want to do. Advice is everywhere in life. Most people take advice from the wrong people...those "well meaning" people that are giving you their "best" advice. Stop listening to those that have no credibility or experience in what you want to accomplish. Learn from people that are actually "qualified" to give advice because they have walked the walk and have achieved the results you want.
COMMIT TO YOURSELF - No one can achieve the goal you want...it is up to YOU. Just as you would commit to a relationship no matter what, you must treat your goal the same way. Why do you want to achieve it? How would this change your life? Be willing to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, PERIOD! DO NOT buy your own excuses. Be solution oriented, and find a way when you run into a roadblock, and it seems there is no way. It is simply part of the process.
The reason so many do not reach their goals, is not because they are not capable. It is because they are not fully committed and they give up at the first sign of challenge. YOU are the only one that can change this. Make THIS year different for you.....prove to yourself what you are truly capable of! Much success!!!
Debbie Ruston has been an entrepreneur and trainer since 1986. She works with individuals, and groups interested in developing their entrepreneurial leadership mindset. Was this article of value to you? Feel free to share it on your social networks and with your contacts, join in the discussion below, and FOLLOW her on the top right corner of this page.
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