Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Not Reaching Your Goals-A Reason, Or An Excuse?
January 1st-the time of year when all of us are motivated and pumped up about reaching our goals!
January 14th-where the excitement starts to dwindle, and we lose steam.
February-where we start giving up on those well intended goals and ideas.
March-Goals? What goals?
Why does this happen?
More oft than not, we have a reason.
Or do we?
Were you wanting to save money? Lose weight? Blog more?
If someone asked you how it's going, you might say something like:
"I wanted to save money, but times are tough, and I just couldn't spare the extra $10 a week to put in savings."
"I wanted to lose 5 pounds this month, but I haven't had time to go to the gym."
"I wanted to write three blog posts a week, but I just haven't had time."
The list could go on and on.
We've all heard, "Where there's a will, there's a way." This applies to reaching our goals as well. So, how does this apply to you, when you aren't reaching your goals? Because...
Most of our reasons are not reasons at all. They are excuses.
The truth of the matter is, goals are hard work! They take discipline. We have to change some of our habits, some of our thought patterns, and do some sacrificing! It looks great on paper, but is a whole new ball game when it comes down to actually doing it!
I like the quote by G.K. Nielson:
Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.
If you truly want to succeed with your goals, you will find ways to start reaching.
If you don't care so much about the reason, at least be honest with yourself, instead of using an excuse why you can't. When you finally decide that your goals are something you really want to reach, you will not begin with defeat because you will realize there are few reasons, but many excuses. And excuses can be overcome.
Are you ready to be an overcomer?