Take a moment and look at your life. The year 2020 is 125 days away. Let that sink in. Is this where you thought you would be in 2020?
When you were a little kid, what did 2020 look like in your mind?
When you were a young adult, what were you going to do with your life by 2020?
What about January 1, 2019? What were you going to accomplish this year?
Many people take a good, hard look at their lives at the end of each year and set their big hairy audacious goals for the coming year, and then they forget about them for eleven and a half months.
Let’s stop right now and take a look at this. If you have been focused and taking massive actions on your 2019 goals, congratulations. Keep it up. I hope you achieve everything you desire.
For everyone else, I want you to look back on the past eight months. What were those goals and desires? What’s held you back from achieving them? Are you even trying to achieve them still?
Now reset. Get your butt back in gear.
Do you realize what is possible in 125 days? Yea, it would be nice if you could just continue off the momentum of the past 240 days, but if they haven’t been as productive as they should have been, don’t give up on the year.
Why do people give up on their goals?
Why is it that someone can get so excited about the goals they want to achieve and then just give up on them?
If you’ve ever been one who set some goals but eventually gave up on them, maybe by recognizing some of these reasons that people quit on their goals will help you the next time to follow all the way thought.
This is by no means the full list of why people give up on their goals, but these are the most common reasons that I’ve seen.
They Care Too Much About What Other People Think
Have you ever been so excited about something that you just can’t wait to tell someone about it? You think it’s an awesome idea and you just can’t wait to share it because you know everyone else will feel the same way as you do. Then with all of your excitement you tell someone and they respond with something like:
“That’s a stupid idea… You could never do that… Yea right, quit dreaming…”
That’s tough. It hurts, it’s deflating. But you can’t let the thoughts or comments from others defeat you. If you believe in something and you really desire it, you have to be ready to deal with negative feedback in a way that won’t throw you off course of discourage you.
Check out Richie Norton’s book, The Power of Starting Something Stupid if you need some encouragement with your “stupid” ideas.
Failure and Discouragement
If you set your goals and you’re working hard to achieve them, does that make you immune to failure? Of course not. When you are working hard towards your goals but you fail, it’s tough. Maybe you’re discouraged. Maybe even embarrassed.
At this point many people tell themselves they gave it their best and it just wasn’t good enough. It’s over.
But it’s not over. All that you did was figured out a way that it wasn’t going to work. Keep your head high and get back to work.
It’s Too Hard
Some people get discouraged when they start to work on their goal and realize that it’s going to be a lot harder than they thought it would be. It’s going to take some work.
When it gets hard some people give up just because they lack the discipline to see it through. Some just don’t want it bad enough.
Focus on your goal and create that burning desire that will help you get through every obstacle and keep you excited when things get tough.
Mindset is everything.
If you want to achieve your goals, you have to have a belief in yourself that you can do it.
You have to be able to kick the self-doubt thoughts out of your mind.
You will be amazed at what you can accomplish if you just believe in yourself.
“In order for the transformation of ideas into things to work, a certain amount of belief is required; a certain mindset that lets you know in your heart that you can, and will, achieve what you set out to do.”– Napoleon Hill
For the next 125 days, get control over these four things that can stop you or make you give up on your goals.
Maybe you’re starting from scratch. Who cares. Just start.
In 125 days the year 2020 is going to be here whether you get back on track with your goals or not. On that day are you going to wish you had continued working on your goals or are you going to be proud because you worked so hard on your goals whether you achieved them or not?
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