How not to Fail at Reaching your Goals!

If you set a goal and you’re not seeing the goal realised, ask yourself why.


-Have you set aside regular daily/weekly time to work on this goal?

-Do you have too many projects on at once, which are all vying for your attention, meaning you never complete any of them?

-Do you have the correct knowledge, skills or people to help you reach the goal? If not, how can you learn them or find them?

-Are you putting your money where your goals are?

-Is it a priority in your life? Do you wake up with it on your mind and regularly review your progress?

-Are you accountable to another?

-Do you have a deadline?

-What’s your emotional reason why you’re doing what you’re doing. The stronger the emotional drive and connection with the end result, the more urgency and emphasis you will place on achieving the desired results.

-Are you visualising what a difference achieving this goal will make in your life? Can you taste it, feel it, smell the success? For example, if you set a goal to lose 10lbs, how would your clothes fit? How vibrant and energetic would you feel? Who would complement you and praise you for reaching your goal?

-What’s your current mindset? If not positive, you need to make a concerted effort to do so. See my blog post on how to be positive.

-Surround yourself with people who want to see you succeed and who won’t sabotage your efforts. You’ll need all the will power you can get.

-Make it as easy for yourself to achieve this goal as possible


-Define your goal and work backwards. Take small, consistent steps to get to the end.

-Review your progress and goal regularly e.g. weekly/monthly

-Change/adapt your plan where neccasary as you learn what is and what isn’t working

-Be disciplined and stick to your plan

-Add your goal to your vision board, so you see it daily

If you like this post, leave a comment about any experience where you’ve been able to adapt your plan to reach the end goal. Are there any tips you would add to this list?

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