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January is the month that everyone is setting goals and making resolutions. But excuse me. I did not say, “Happy New Year!” By now, I think everyone has gotten back to their normal routine. Hopefully, you had a wonderful holiday season. I did. I have taken down all the Christmas decorations, my girls are back to school and I’m prepping for my Spring courses (I’m a professor, remember?)
I’m writing this because I, like you and so many others am looking at myself and figuring out what I want to do and be this year. The New Year just naturally causes people to look back at the previous year and look ahead and plan for the new year. Lots of people make resolutions to lose weight, start a business, quit smoking and all sorts of stuff. Personally, I don’t make resolutions anymore because by January 17th – and most of the time, even sooner than that – I have given up and am back to eating ice cream daily and just resolve to accept the size of my thighs. But this got me to thinking… Why do I and so many others fail to accomplish their resolutions? Why are goals so hard to achieve?
People come to me all the time wanting to me to help them achieve their dream of starting a blog for their business or grow their social media following. They are so excited, serious and motivated when we first meet up. But some people fall by the wayside, even before we get started or just when things are starting to take off. Why is that? Why are we like that?
The Reason We Fail to Reach Our Goals
I believe it is because we do not take action. And if we do take action, we stop and do not repeat those actions that lead to progress over and over again until we reach our goal. After all, it is so easy and comfortable to just keep doing what we are already going. To get 100,000 or more Instagram followers and be considered a major influence, just doesn’t happen. To get to the point where brands are paying you big bucks to post a picture of their product on your Instagram feed takes work. A lot of work. That just doesn’t happen overnight. Even to get 1,000 like on your Facebook page takes determination, consistency and hard work.
The #1 Thing You Need to Do to Achieve Your Goals
To reach those dreams and goals that God has planted in us takes time, work and action. Specific actions on a daily basis that we do over and over again until we reach that goal. And we can’t let “obstacles” stop us. Like P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Combs (or whatever he is calling himself now) says in a lot of his songs, “Can’t stop, won’t stop”. We must have that attitude in order to succeed.
Actually, we shouldn’t be surprised when we hit roadblocks. We should expect them but not let them deter us from our path. We should have the mindset that we are going to go around, though, over or under that obstacle to overcome it. The key is to not to quit or let that obstacle stop you from achieving your goal. This year, we got this. Let’s do this! #achieveyourdreamsin2017
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BTW, in the comments below, let me know what you want to achieve this year.