There are only 2 reasons why we fail in hitting our goals.
1. Lack of Dedication. (Failure to keep your commitment to what it would take to reach the goal)
When we set goals, sometimes we get caught up in the spur of the moment. We feel good about a new cause, a vision for the future, and a potential to make things better than what they are now. Our enthusiasm is at it's peak when we make that decision to hit a goal.
Unfortunately, as time passes, our enthusiasm for that goal decreases. Obstacles pop up, emotions such as complacency and laziness take over, and we figure that maybe even if we don't follow through with an action that is tied to helping us achieve that goal, we could always just do it some other time. Our mentality starts to slacken, and we don't really want to do it anymore.
It's just that simple.
We simply fail to follow through.
2. Lack of Understanding (Failure to comprehend what it takes to reach the goal)
The other reason we fail to reach a goal is because we don't KNOW what it takes to reach that goal! We either fail to take into account the obstacles that may appear or the time, money and effort necessary. Other times, unknown circumstances arise that force us to recalibrate our goals.
Short but sweet. Before you set your next goal, ask yourself if you fully understand what it will take to hit it.
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