At the first of each year, millions of people set goals for themselves only to look up down the road to notice that nothing has changed. Losing 20 pounds sounds good, we want it to happen, it’s a great idea, however by analyzing too much and not implementing a plan, it leads to paralyzing our thoughts and actions. I call it “paralysis by analysis” and it is the #1 reason why people don’t achieve their goals that they set for themselves. They fail to plan and don’t set the attentional goal. Sometimes fear and the overthinking can paralyze even the best achievers.
I recently was speaking to a group of people about how to better manage their time. The reason this organization wanted me to come share some ideas and solutions with them is because they realize that the most valuable thing they had was their time. However, when I brought up the fact that they were going to have to “change” some things in order to maximize the use of their time, the consensus was that they couldn’t do that! At this point I’m trying to figure out why I was even there if they didn’t want to make some changes!! The more we communicated with each other, it was apparent that I was getting no where and I realized that these people were trying to avoid change which can be painful at times. Sadly, some of them are continuing to struggle to this day.
The main issue that we face daily is that change is going to happen regardless of whether we like it or not. It’s not a matter of if, but when. It is always going to affect our decision making process and many times take us on a journey that we never seemed possible. I challenge you to make it an adventure to initiate change to better yourself, achieve your goals, and embrace change as it comes your way.
#1 Reason People Don’t Achieve Their Goals
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