4 Reasons Why You Can’t Achieve Your Goals

0909 everest

I have wondered about these questions for many years: Why most people can’t fulfill their dreams? Why most goals are not achieved? Why most plans don’t work out? Why so much action doesn’t produce the desired results?

Working with thousands of salespeople and sales managers for over 20 years, I have learnt that there are only four reasons. Whether it’s about your career, health, money, relationships or any other goals that you fall short of, it must be because:

  1. You don’t really want it. Whatever ‘it’ is that you are after. Are you having sleepless nights thinking and planning for it? What if you don’t get it? Will you settle without it? Do you have a specific time frame in mind? These questions can help you determine if you really want something badly enough. Otherwise, it’s not even a goal – just one of those wishes which may or may not be fulfilled. And you will be OK either way.
  2. You don’t believe it’s possible. It’s an inner voice that tells you, you can’t do it. ‘I can never lose so much weight.’ ‘I don’t think I am made for this.’ ‘It’s just not worth it.’ You believe you don’t have what it takes – the talent, opportunity, looks or whatever. 
  3. You don’t know how. You don’t have the knowledge or the skills required to achieve the goal, and worse still, you don’t know that. Like the salesperson who doesn’t put in the time and effort to learn the product or the skills. Or like someone who spends an hour working out every day without knowing the basics of fitness or nutrition.
  4. You aren’t willing to pay the price. In other words, you don’t take any action towards your goal. You are lazy; you procrastinate. As someone said, ‘If you are only interested, you will do what’s convenient. If you are committed, you will do whatever it takes!’

Do you know of any other reasons? Knowing what’s holding you back is a big first step towards achievement of your goals – unless you are #4.

10 thoughts on “4 Reasons Why You Can’t Achieve Your Goals

  1. Since many men and women are mindful that keeping up with your healthy weight range has several
    emotional and physical benefits. Each year multiple ideas of
    what will work in helping us lose weight fast, is tossed around the radio dial, internet, and television about as often as Nicolas Cage makes
    movies. There is also an eating regimen that you will
    have to follow very closely.


  2. The right price is definitely a big factor in choosing the
    right moving company and the services on the estimate will help you
    get a good price. If you start practicing them immediately, you may find yourself getting on with your life and experiencing a heady freedom by tomorrow.
    There are tanks and a lot of men to the left, and you need to let
    the friendly tanks take care of them.


  3. And you know what they say: “once on the internet, stays on the internet”.
    Promote multiple affiliate programs in your website but don’t promote every little thing
    the world has to offer. There are many different features like
    your own profile, blogging updates, Street Talk, the ability to comment
    and like Street Articles Facebook page, Street Articles Google + page,
    Street Articles Twitter Page, and the ability to interact with
    the owners (not to a great extent, they are quite busy).


  4. We’ll show how to accomplish this with just a few simple steps.
    Since 10% of California’s budget goes to pay for its prison system,
    the idea is that AB 109 will free up billions in the state budget.
    Frederick Mohs in the 1930’s who began this treatment
    for skin cancer.


  5. However, when choosing a plastic surgeon some things
    are to be kept in mind. Though plastic surgery gives results quicker than other means but you need to
    have patience. Plastic surgery procedures for the most part,
    are considered, major surgery.


  6. While doing the resettlement work shifters get confused in between the
    puzzling works. HPis considered as the education facility to the HP2-Z08
    Test. Christmas markets in Belgium offer unique and perfect
    spirit with wonderful crafts and gifts. In fact, all such equity release calculator is very
    useful for the senior citizens as these help them in understanding all about the equity release UK schemes.
    Therefore, if you have unstoppable mould growth in your home, it’s a sign of excess moisture and you need
    to take preventive measures against it. The word stiletto, stilus in latin,
    is Italian in nature, and it means “any pointed instrument” or “stake”.

    Gather information related to kind of storage solutions it has
    offered to various companies. You will also need to establish how permanent your angel theme will be.
    Once you have the right house plan that fits your preferences, you should then consider the materials.
    Furthermore the have their own fleet of various goods carriers,
    moving trucks and big tempos which are especially
    designed for safe and damage-free transportation of goods from one
    place to another.


your comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s