Why aren't I getting results?

All of us have goals. Like losing weight, earning more money, building better relationships and so on. Whilst some people seem to have no problem achieving their goals, others don’t seem to make any progress.

At the end of the day if you find yourself stuck in your goals, it boils down to one (or some) of these reasons:

You underestimate your goal: Achieving a goal is about getting from A to B. Create an action plan that gets you from point A to point B. At most this will help to bring you closer to achieving your goal(s) - it’s not 100% accurate. Adjust your plan of action as you go along and adapt accordingly.

You’re too enclosed in your own world: You don’t venture out beyond your normal routine. You do the same things, talk to the same old friends, act the same way, circle around the same issues. It’s no wonder you stagnate. Open yourself up – take active steps to grow.

You’re not working ‘smart’: You do the same thing over and over, even when you don’t get results. You apply brute strength to your goals, without strategising how you can apply this strength more effectively. If you are not getting what you want, it’s a signal it’s time to change what you have been doing. See how you can do this in a different, smarter, more effective way. Look at people who have achieved the same results before, and learn from them.

You’re easily distracted: You get distracted by things thrown in your way. Your attention gets diverted from your goals. Your ability to stay focused is instrumental to achieving your results. Be clear of what you want and stick to it. Don’t let anything (or anyone) distract you. These are the obstacles the universe sends your way to see how serious you are about getting what you want.

You give up too easily: You give up before you even get anywhere. If you read “The Dip”, you’ll know all big goals comes with a dipping point – a chasm where it seems nothing you do is giving you results. It’s normal. This is the point that differentiates those who deserve the goal and those who are just taking a casual stab at it. Persevere, press on, and it’s a matter of time before you reap the fruits of your labour.

You’re set in your ways: You insist on doing things a certain way. You don’t open yourself up to new ideas. Guess what? You’ll remain stuck in your situation, too. Open yourself to new methods. Experiment. You can only improve if you are willing to try new things.

If you haven’t noticed, these reasons are self-created problems – you can easily dismiss them just as you have created them. Your goals are in your hands – you can achieve them as long as you strive for them. Address the issues blocking you from your success, and it’s a matter of time before you achieve results you seek.

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