It’s pretty common to hear people, especially on social media, broadcast their goals in life. They want to be “this” and “that.” They’ll be big superstars by the time they turn 25, or they’ll be millionaires by 30, and so on.
For the most part, these goals are mere posturing. They’re not actually going to achieve their goals. Sure, they’re probably going to start drafting a plan on how exactly they’re going to conquer their goals, but they’re still going to fail big time.
The #1 reason why people fail to achieve goals is that they’re not making the right kind of goals. They’re only making vague goals.
Ask them the specifics of their goal, and they won’t have a solid answer. They just want to become rich, they just want to be happy, they want to become financially free. But they don’t know exactly when that’s going to happen. If you ask them, they’ll probably say “whenever.”
Another reason is that most people are all talk, and no action. They’ll share their goals with everyone, but when it comes to taking action, they’ll bolt.
Even if they have a smart goal in place, they’ll still lack that motivation to actually do something to achieve that goal. They’ll find it too hard or too difficult. Suddenly, they’ll be too busy working on something else and won’t have time to work on their goals.
The third reason is people simply can’t commit. They probably think someone else is going to help them achieve their goals! But that’s their goal, right? Or, maybe they’ve got a few hundred big goals they’re working on (small goals toward a single big goal is different) and they don’t know which goal they’re going to pursue today.
They can’t make up their minds. They can’t even be bothered to figure out which goal appeals most to them, they’re just putting everything out there, hoping someday something will come to life!
Lastly, many people don’t know how to deal with failure. They encounter failure for the first time, and they tuck their tails in and hide away somewhere, never to be seen again.
The right approach when dealing with failure is to learn from it. It’s okay to feel hurt, to feel disappointed in yourself. But don’t let that be the reason you no longer want to move forward with your goals.