In order to be successful in reaching your goals, you need to know and overcome the things that can stop you from being successful in personal goal setting.
Check out the following things and figure out if you are guilty of these. If you are, you must act immediately and think of good and effective ways to get rid of or improve those things.
1. The Wrong Mindset.
This is a huge thing simply because you bring into life or you put into action whatever you of often think of. This is the principle behind the Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP. If you think that reaching goals are impossible, then it will indeed be impossible. If you think you are able to achieve your goals, then you surely can!
2. The Wrong Environment.
If you surround yourself with people who are not setting goals, you will sooner or later be one of them. If you always hang out with people who do not believe or who do not know the importance of goals, then your perception about setting goals will be changed. If you are always around individuals who utter discouragements, then one of these days, you will be discouraged from setting and working on your goals. So, you need to be with people who are optimistic about setting goals, those who are working hard and smart in getting what they aim for in life, those who can support and help you obtain what you want.
3. The Wrong Plan.
In every endeavor, there needs to be a good plan in order to attain success. In personal goal setting, you must think of an efficient and flexible course of action in reaching your goals. The wrong plan will lead you to the wrong way and leave you frustrated.
4. Lack of Motivation.
The right plan will become useless if you lack motivation. You need to get and save as much inspiration and motivation as possible. You will need this when you encounter discouragement, trials, challenges, frustrations, and disappointments along the way.
5. Lack of Self-discipline.
You need this when motivation and inspiration are lacking. You should know how to control yourself especially when you feel a little lazy to work on your goals. You need to be a little strict to yourself. Set some rules for you to follow.
6. Lack of Knowledge and Skills.
Even if you have a really good plan, much motivation, and self-discipline if you basically do not know what to do, you would most likely fail. You need to gain relevant and sufficient knowledge, and gain and develop necessary skills. Read books, attend goal setting courses, surf the internet for relevant contents, ask the right people.