Can you believe we’re almost a quarter of the way through the year? Yes, believe it or not, we’re there.

Spring Into Action...Fall Into Step: Reviving Your Goals

Let’s be real with each other for a moment, Divas…anyone else hitting any ruts with the goals they set up for the year? There are some goals that I’m rocking and rolling with and others…well, others that I had to really ask myself and reflect on…

How does goal-planning fail?

The following immediately came to mind when I reflected on the goals that I have struggled with the most in the past.

We Stop Trying

Life attacks us from all angles and we just quit – quit trying, quit striving, quit being – and settle for what we have. We resign with life as it as and tell ourselves that this is just how things are meant to be.

Fear

Yep. The dreaded F bomb. The question is … do you fear failing or do you fear succeeding? For some it’s an issue of belief in self. Do you believe you can attain the goals you have set for yourself? Do you believe once you succeed you will be able to handle the responsibility and roles that come along with your goals? Face your fears head on and have a “get real Diva” talk with yourself to determine how “me, myself, and I” can work together to help the team.

Spring Into Action Reviving Your Goals

Not Fully Understanding How to Set Goals

Saying you want it to happen is great. Writing it down is even better. However, that’s not where it ends. Some people believe that’s all that is needed to set a goal and the rest will happen on its own. Goals are not a to-do list for life where items are checked off and never revisited. They are a working, breathing way of living. Your goals should be part of your daily focus. Will doing XYZ help me attain my goals or will it actually set me back?

Related Article: Goal Planning The SMART Way

Because A Change is Not Wanted

You don’t change because you don’t want. Some people really are complacent with being where they are. No matter how unproductive that place is.  Many of us don’t understand it, but the reality is a person will not make a change until they are ready and committed to making a difference in their lives.

What’s been your biggest struggle with your personal and professional goals?
How are you working to overcome it?

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  • KoKoa Magazine (@KoKoaMagazine)

    Fear is so real and you want to give up when things don’t go as planned. You must keep fighting every downfall is an opportunity to step back and try again maybe with a new approach. If it’s meant to be it will be no matter how many obstacles get in your way. Great post

  • You are so right. A person will not make a change unless the WANT to. Just that simple. Great post.

  • Yes, Ma’am. These reasons are exactly why goals don’t get met. Thank you for the reminder, which serves as a push to get my butt back in the saddle!

  • You’re so right its more than just saying them out loud and writing them down … If its not being accomplished maybe its too big of a goal …break it down it something more manageable and achievable or else you’ve set yourself up from the beginning

  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    My husband is really good at setting up his SMART goals every year…and he does so well with them. Me, I’m not so good at it!

  • I actually started my goal late this year. I just joined the YMCA about 3 weeks ago and so far have been doing great on working out regularly. I hope it keeps up!

  • I’m a huge goal maker. My spring goal is to get settled in the new city we’re moving to. It’s a little vague but there is a ton to do.

  • I always fall back on them a little. This year I’m trying to revisit them more often to stay focused.

  • I am pushing forward and appreciating my setbacks because they only make me stronger and more determined!!

  • I think fear is my biggest obstacle. I fear actually reaching my goals. I am pushing past this. I just can’t allow fear to keep me where I am anymore. Especially when I know I can and want better.

    • Michelle

      You are definitely not alone with that thought. You’ve recognized it now conquer it, Diva!

  • I am pushing forward with my challenge and plans. Not allowing fear of the unknown stop me, instead I let it motivate me. I have nothing to lose, but not trying is no longer an option. I want to be an inspiration for my daughters and I don’t want fear to every stop them.

  • This is a great reminder for us to revisit our goals and to see how we are doing and make any needed adjustment.

  • I also am looking forward to reading updates from the other Divas. They have so many exciting plans and so many different ways of reaching the finishing line.