Alright. Raise your hand if you've ever totally blown it on your goals.
I'm talking face in the dirt, no saving grace, zero silver lining kind of failure. My hand is raised high, believe me.
We all fail. It still sucks when we do, especially because there is something you can do about it.
It could seem like there are a multitude of reasons we fail at reaching our goals. Maybe, we think, we weren't motivated enough. We didn't have enough money to do the things we needed or buy what we wanted. We simply got too busy. We didn't care that much about our goals anyway.
Now, don't take this the wrong way, because I say it with love and respect: that's a load of bullshit.
The reason we fail to reach our goals is because we don't make them our number one priority.
Think about it. How many times have you had a miles long to-do list that seemed impossible, and yet you've still shown up for a friend that needed you? What we prioritize is what we make happen in our life.
If you aren't prioritizing your goals, it's time to make some changes. This might seem scary at first, but what do you have to lose?!
Here's how to make your goals a number one priority in your life again:
- Build in time on your calendar to check on your goals, measure progress and make adjustments
- Get accountable. Hire a coach, work closely with a small group of friends, tell your partner about what you're doing and why. The more external accountability you have, the easier it is to avoid working on what scares you.
- Create a mantra. This could be just a few words to a sentence that remind you of why your goals are so important. Write it on post its, set reminders on your phone, or just mutter it under your breath when your day to day is making you crazy.
Looking for more support? One on one coaching might be the answer for you if you're ready to have serious accountability to create massive change.