What get in the way of you making goals?  There are many reasons that stop you from making your goals on the way to completing your projects, reaching your milestones, and achieving your life purposes. Wait a minute. You want to get through the next hour; not worry about anything else. Read on and learn what may be keeping you from attaining your goals.

It’s common to feel like your life is suddenly out of your control. You may be dealing with new challenges and limitations that you never thought you’d have to face. But it’s important to remember that you are still in the driver’s seat when it comes to your recovery. 92% of people don’t achieve their goals or do not set goals for these rationale.

Sometimes there can be roadblocks that get in your way. Here are some of the most common obstacles to goal-setting (and how to overcome them).

  • You are recreating the past, which includes disappointments – When you are hashing over “yesterday,” (some time in past), can you know that it is gone and will never come back? Remember, it is a part of your life that you will never get back. The one action you can do about yesterday is to use it to help improve your today so you can live a better tomorrow. It is simple!

Understand, most of us are very rigid. Honest! You say you are resilient, but you are not. If you try something once or few times and you fail, you won’t do it again. You have a fear of humiliation, embarrassment or comparison with others who have succeeded.

Either you pine for the past and know what happened, you will stew into your memories instead setting a new goal or reaffirming your existing goal.

  • You Get Discouraged Easily – Another common obstacle is getting discouraged too easily.  When you’re facing new challenges after a stroke, it’s normal to feel like giving up at times. But it’s important to remember that even small accomplishments are worth celebrating. Don’t focus on what you can’t do—focus on what you can do, and celebrate each and every success, no matter how small.
  • You have a negative mindset – One of the biggest obstacles to goal-setting is having a negative mindset or attitude. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about all the things that could go wrong and forget about the potential for success. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong, remember to focus on what could go right. Think or feel about all the progress you’ve made so far and what you’re capable of achieving. Remember, it’s okay to set small goals at first. The important thing is to get started and keep moving forward.
  • Give in to your fear – You may be afraid of failing or afraid of what others will think if you don’t achieve your goals. It’s important to remember that everyone experiences fear at times and that it’s okay to be afraid. What’s not okay is letting fear stop you from attempting your feat. So instead of succumbing to fear, face it head-on and take action despite your fears. You may be surprised at what you’re capable of doing when you set your mind to it.
  • Making excuses – This is another way you can get in your own way when it comes to goal-setting. You may tell yourself that you don’t have enough time, money, or resources to achieve your goals. But making excuses only keeps you from moving forward and achieving your dreams. If you find yourself making excuses, try taking a step back and reevaluating your priorities, your milestones, or your life purposes! You may find that you do have time for your goals after all. And even if you don’t have all the resources you need, there’s nothing stopping you from taking action and making progress towards your goals.
  • Staying in your comfort zone – Another obstacle to goal-setting is living in a comfort zone. It can be easy to get comfortable with where you are at in life and lose sight of your goals. But if you want to achieve something different, we need to be willing to step outside our comfort zones and take risks. Try new things and push yourself out of your comfort zone on a regular basis. That way, when it comes time to pursuing your goals, you’ll be more likely to take action instead of staying stuck in your comfort zone.
  • You want it now – One of the biggest obstacles to goal-setting is wanting everything right now. You live in a society where you are used to getting what you want immediately. But when it comes to achieving long-term goals, instant gratification is not always possible—or realistic. Learning to be patient and take things one step at a time is an important part of achieving any goal worth achieving. So instead of getting impatient and giving up on your goals, remind yourself that good things come to those who wait and take consistent action towards their goals over time .  Trust me, it’ll be worth it in the end!

There are other causes why you may not take action towards reaching your goals. I will leave these reasons for another time. Just to mention them, they are listening to negative people or yourself, wanting focus, failing to take consistent action, trying to do too much, procrastination, lack of belief or skepticism, or setting the wrong goals.

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