Most of us set a series goals for ourselves and soon forget them or loose heart in chasing them. Setting your goal looks very easy, as you just need a pen and sheet of paper to write down all those fancy action plans and deadlines. But to achieve those goals, you need an iron heart and a dedicated effort. All of us are capable to chase our own goals and reach them at a time in future. But in spite of our tremendous abilities, we can not achieve our goals. There must be some lacunae here, either in our methodologies or how we approach the problem of reaching those goals. The most important reason for failed attempt is probably the loss of momentum, somewhere on the way and our inability to pursue them again. Achieving goals is akin to climbing the tallest peak in the world; only the tougher people would reach the pinnacle with sheer effort and perseverance.
How do we achieve our goals? Are there any surefire techniques to achieve those goals? What are the reasons that are inhibiting us from achieving our favorite goals? Here is an analysis that provides you some ideas on the ways to achieve goals:
1. Our mind and composure: Probably we are the biggest culprits in any botched attempts to reach goals. We are the weakest link in the whole process; we tend to blame others and situations for our failure. Man is always attracted to anything that is negative and backward looking. But goals, their accomplishment and the ensuing beautiful life is still a mirage for us. We never believe that achieving good things is very hard and often takes a long time. We also tend to live in our own comfort zone, which often inhibits us from reaching out to realities of life. Achieving goals is a difficult task for those people who are intensely negative and fickle minded.
2. Loss of momentum and a state of lethargy: This often happens one after the other, in a clean sequence. Setting goals and achieving such goals are entirely different stories. Once you set the goal and start seeking them, you tend to loose your focus somewhere midway and loose the momentum. Once the momentum is lost, youll probably loose your interest and the will to pursue the goal again. Then a state of lethargy sets in your mindset, inhibiting you from performing the second attempt.
3. Misfit goals and intangible objectives: Probably another reason why most of us fail in our goals. We tend to overestimate our potential and capacity while creating goals. Misfit goals are those, which are not attainable and even if its attainable, may take a long time to materialize. Be to yourself and create those goals which are achievable within the given timeframe.
4. Poor logistics and action plan: When you have a goal to achieve, always create a plan that is made in sand, flexible enough to change the course at any given time. Let your goals be made of concrete and plans with flexible materials. Once you have a plan ready, allocate enough resources to execute them. Resources may be monetary or materials and even mental. Youll need to sacrifice your personal time and undergo a lot of pain while pursuing your goal. No pain and no gain!
5. Lack of Vision and a Cherished Dream: All great accomplishments in human civilization were possible because of great visions and passionate dreams. Unless you have a future vision and a distinct dream, chances of reaching your goals are remote. You may need to develop intense passion about achieving your goals and such a positive trait will push you towards the end point, by removing most of the common obstacles and problems.