Let me guess…
You’ve set a goal but eventually didn’t achieve it.
And maybe you even tried to accomplish the same goal more than once.
With the same outcome (you know, the one you don’t want to brag about).
But now, you got mad and decided it’s time to put an end to it!
Once and for all!
Well, good for you!
But the only question remains – how?
You already tried and didn’t succeed…
(I feel you; I know how it is, to experience a big drop in motivation at those moments…)
However, fear not!
I’m revealing to you the one (big) reason why your goal wasn’t achieved.
It took me some time to grasp it myself! 😉
But once you see what lies beneath it, new perspectives will open up, and the future of your goals will be stellar…
So I’m sure that the next time, nailing your goal will be a much easier task.
The reason which makes or breaks your goal
Before I uncover what I found to be the most beneficial possession to have when you want to achieve a goal, there’s one thing I want to ask you.
Can you guess (or think of) what is THE one thing your goal should align with?
(now, there should be a little pause, with the sound of crickets… or instrumental music – pick whichever you like better)
Got your answer?
In a nutshell, a good goal is the one that aligns with YOU!
Now you may wonder: “Why to heck is she telling me such a thing? Of course my goal aligns with me, it’s MINE after all!”.
Well, although it appears so, things are often not the way they seem.
Allow me to explain.
Have you ever set a goal, but when the time for its realization came, you found yourself mostly dragging along, not having the will to accomplish (or even start) the necessary step?
That feeling of chronic unwillingness just might be the sign that your goal doesn’t come from your true self.
Now, don’t get me wrong, occasional lack of willpower and motivation happens even with the best goal possible.
However, that phase usually lasts a relatively short amount of time.
The problem is if you feel so most of the time.
How it relates to achieving a goal?
The thing about any goal is this.
A goal is fairly easy to set, but the hardest part is to get all the way to its end.
(go figure! 😀 )
Achieving a goal depends upon taking action.
And if you’re not focused, persistent, and maybe the most of all – motivated, there are high chances you won’t get far with it.
(what? not?!… it can’t be only me?!)
This is a completely understandable thing to happen – occasionally.
But if that feeling stubbornly persists, that, my dear friend, is a sure signal something’s not right with that goal.
And instead of facing each part of the path to goal achievement with courage, positive attitude, and belief in yourself, your will and enthusiasm slowly melt until the desire to reach your goal disappears completely.
If there’s no fire inside you which fuels your desire to reach your goal… no wonder why you don’t have the will to follow it through the end.
That’s what most often happens if a goal is made ‘just because’ and not truly aligned with you.
(you can have a look at this list of questions to ask yourself first – before you set a goal, so you can be sure it will be the right one to choose and focus on)
This reason holds the power
When your goal is connected to you on a much deeper level; when it’s tied to your dreams, values, priorities, and ambitions, you can almost be certain nothing can stand in the way of its achievement.
That way you’re unleashing your inner powers which will help you to actually, really, DO achieve your goal.
No matter the odds and the challenges you might be facing along the way, I’m super-sure that you can and will find a way to make it work.
So, whenever you’re questioning yourself if you can do it, and is it worth it, remember this.
You hold the key to make it happen.
You always have and always will.
When in doubt, remember the reasons why you’ve wanted to pursue your goal in the first place.
If the reasons still deeply resonate with you, go after your goal with all your might.
Simply start, and with each step, you’re getting closer to becoming the person you want to be.
Here’s to achieving your goals!