In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about 3 reasons why you’re not achieving your goals.
Find the Full Notes to this episode at RecoveringCorpoholics.com/37.
If you’re ready to achieve big things but are having trouble finding the time to do so, you’re not alone.
According to Forbes, when asking Leaders if they successfully completed their goals for the day, the majority of them responded with “I have no idea”.
(I believe) There are three main obstacles that keep us from achieving our goals.
First, that we aren’t clear or are realistic on what your goals actually are. Second, that we just can’t find the time to work on them (there's just so many fire drills these days!). And third, that we actually have too many goals (and we don’t know where to focus).
So how do we solve those three obstacles so you can start achieving your goals today?
You aren’t clear / realistic on what your goals are
The first obstacle I want to talk about is not being clear or realistic about what your goals actually are.
Sometimes we have no idea what we want to achieve, we just have things we want to do (aka we are not clear on what we want).
For example, I have the goal to record an episode of my podcast each week. However, that is not a goal. That is an action step for a goal. The goal here would be to gain more attention, become a thought leader, use it to later write a book, etc.
But I didn’t put that together until one day I stepped back and thought to myself, why am I taking up so much of my time for my podcast. I’m not someone famous and don’t have a big following so is it even worth my time?
And when I had a lot of things to do, I would choose doing that vs my podcast. But now I am clear on what I am trying to do! I want to use this for my clients and eventually put it together for a book. And now I make time for my podcast!
And for being realistic, I believe you should dream big, for more info on that, go listen to episode 26. But you also need to be realistic with how big your goal is and how much time you have to achieve it.
Saying you want to win a fitness competition in a month when you haven’t worked out in years may not be the best. But 3, 6 months or a year, that's definitely doable! Set yourself up for success.
So to avoid this obstacle, here are some of the other things you can do:
For every goal or dream you have, ask yourself: “Why do I want to achieve this”?
And if you don’t know, start thinking of the big win you want to achieve for that year. Think about why that is important to you and how it’s going to benefit you? On the opposite spectrum, you can also think of what the risk is for not achieving your goal.
And don’t skip this! I know there is a lot to get done and you want (and like) to get stuff done. But being clear on what you’re trying to achieve is going to make you feel way more accomplished than if you didn’t.
You can’t find the time to work on them
The second obstacle on why you’re not achieving your goals is that you just can’t seem to find the time to work on them.
Life is crazy these days and there is so much to do. From all the things we need to get done at home to work to everything in between, we can be spread thin.