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