Regardless, these excuses originate inside your head as obstacles to keep you from moving forward in life. It's important to rewire your mindset so you don't naturally create roadblocks when setting your goals. Following are the most common excuses people come up with for not reaching their goals.
Right after college, I went on a Round-The-World trip for a year. No, I didn't charge my credit cards and delay my student loans, I saved aggressively during college by working a wide variety of jobs, I graduated with savings, bought a rental property and set off to see the world.
The reality is that there's no secret formula to reaching goals. It all depends on the actions that are taken and the level of dedication present. However, having a strategy is necessary to ensure that the actions being taken are going in the right direction and are not wasted effort.
Your goals become a lot less daunting when you focus on the smaller, more accessible steps you need to take to achieve them. Believe me, I feel overwhelmed in the little things I have to do day-to-day. I'm constantly reminding myself to take things just one step at a time. It makes everything manageable.
Has the fun and excitement of the new year worn off already? A new year signifies a refresh start, a new beginning. And let's be real -- a do over on the things we wanted to get done the year before. Now, that we are a few weeks into the year, the outcome of your year depends on how you continue it. And more importantly, it depends on how you follow through.
My work has taken me in a direction where I've been spending a bit of time studying the area of human happiness, and what makes us content in our lives. I've become convinced that many of us are spending way too much time, energy and resources chasing goals that we don't even want.
Reflect back to the last 10 years of your life and write down all that has happened during each of those years; review what you have written and come up with a theme for those experiences. Okay, you don't HAVE to come up with themes, but I think it's a fun experiment.
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