There are lots of reasons you're not achieving your goals. We've all been there before. Stuck in a rut that seems impossible to get out of. Some of us are smack-dab in the middle of it right now. Let me be the first to say, welcome to the Rut Club! A place where millions of people stay before they realize that a change is needed. The first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging that there is one in the first place. Below is a compiled list of possible reasons you're not achieving your goals. If one or more of these reasons resonate with you, don't worry! This is a great place to start working towards your goals. You got this!
1. You’re Not Driven Enough
Lacking the drive is one of the biggest reasons you're not achieving your goals. We all have dreams, goals, and aspirations. But what some of us lack is motivation. How badly do you want that career? House? Car? Are you working toward your goals each day? Talking about your dreams is not the same as putting work into them. Laziness is the catalyst for failure. You're never going to achieve your goals by simply talking about them. Ask yourself, how badly do I want this? A little soul-searching may be required.
2. You're Not Aligned
What does this mean? When you have a vision, you can see in your mind what it is that you want. If you're not in alignment with that vision, you're not going to be able to manifest it. Being in alignment means connecting yourself with things that relate to your goals. For example, if you want to be an actor, you must be willing to do more than memorize lines. Attend networking events, connect with others that have the same goals as you, take classes to improve your skills. This is how you align.
3. You're Scared
This is a big one. Fear is the one thing that has stopped so many dreams from coming true. Fear of failure, fear of judgment, and fear of change are the main reasons some of us don't make it past the dream stage. The one thing you have to understand is that happiness is found on the other side of fear. It takes courage to follow your dreams. If fear is what's holding you back, ask yourself: do I want to still be where I am 5 years from now? 10 years from now? If the answer is no, fear needs to be removed. Find what motivates you and start there.
4. You're Ungrateful
This may sound harsh but it's a truthful reality that many of us have to face. Those who lack gratitude are never content with what's in their life. They're always seeking more. Start with being grateful for what you currently have. It's healthy to have goals, but it's unhealthy to constantly diminish what you have in an attempt to have more. Being grateful means you accept what's already in your life but you are open minded to what's out there. Optimism is your friend.
5. You Don't Believe in Yourself
Self-doubt is a dangerous phenomenon. We all experience it in some shape or form. It's a human quality to doubt yourself, but the amount in which you do it is where the crux of your problems exist. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will. It's a pretty simple concept and yet, so many of us have difficulty with it. If you sprinkle your thoughts with self-doubt, you're reversing the success process. Practice self-love, and watch how fast things positively change for you.
A little tough love never hurt anybody! You are a unique individual who has so much to offer. Find what motivates you, align with your vision, remove fear and self-doubt, and always remain grateful for what you already have. Now, what are you waiting for? You have dreams to manifest!
Peace and love,