On a real note, how many times have you created goals for yourself, only for them to basically go out of the window? You’re not alone! We all have had experience with not meeting goals, but that doesn’t have to end our story. Let’s talk about the blocks you have when it comes to meeting your goals, and how you can overcome them.
Your Heart is Not In It
When I was little, I had a goal to be a fashion designer…let’s just say that did not come to fruition. Why not? Because I never made the effort to actually pursue that goal. It was something that I basically just ticked off my list in my head and let it pass by me. If your heart is not in the goal you are trying to pursue, not only are you not meeting that goal, but you are also essentially devaluing your thoughts and beliefs.
The thing that makes goals almost “taboo” to talk about is the fact that you have to be dedicated to them. If you set a goal to make $5,000 this month, are you going to be doing the same thing that you were doing last month? Most people create big goals, but they are not ready for the dedication that these goals actually take.
Your Goals are Not Realistic
This is one of the biggest reasons you are not meeting your goals. Your goals, although incredible and amazing, may be too big right now. If you are wanting to start a skincare line, but you aren’t even using skincare, what is your intention? Your goals should always be something that you can actively track.
For those of you who may not like the term goal, think of this as your intentions, desires, or even your vision. Is your vision something that you can realistically obtain? How can you reach that vision? What does it look like, what does it feel like. If you can visualize what you are working toward easily, then you should have no problem meeting that goal.
Your Energy and Focus are Not Aligned
Speaking of energy and alignment, is your goal actually even good for you? If you are wanting to be a morning person, then is your goal of going to bed before 1am actually serving that vision you have for yourself? If the universe does not feel like something is right for you, then chances are, you are going to have a series of blocks that will make sure you are not meeting your goals.
I think this is an important time to mention that your goals should not make you feel any different. They should not make you feel like if you do not meet this goal, you are a failure. Goals are something that should make us feel good about the work and the progress we made in order to get to the goal. Often times, it is more about the journey itself instead of hitting whatever milestone or goal you have set.
How to Overcome Your Blocks
Now that we understand why we are not meeting our goals, let’s talk about what we can do to actually fix those blocks and start accomplishing our wildest dreams and our accomplishments!
Identify The Problem Areas
Figure out what kind of goals are hardest for you to meet. Maybe they are professional goals, but they also may be personal goals. A lot of times, we are creating goals that may not be in alignment with where we are in certain areas. If you are wanting to make “x” amount of money this year, ask yourself why you want the money. If you want it to just buy things or to impress someone, chances are you are not going to meet the goal you have set out. That is because the problem lies in your feelings of self-worth and even issues with relationships in your life.
Create New Habits
The best way to create start meeting your goals is to create new habits that help you on your journey to achieving those goals. I previously shared a worksheet all about transforming your habits. You can download this for free and figure out where your bad habits are, and how you can transform those into positive habits.
Your habits should be more aligned with your goal, vision, or ideal self. is. Goals are really all about the action that we take in order to achieve or reach those goals.