What’s holding you back from reaching your goals? I’ll let you know now, it’s not that you aren’t capable or lack the skills needed to progress. You have everything you need to achieve whatever you set out to do. If that’s the case, then why aren’t you skyrocketing towards success at this point? Well, I’ve found there are four things that commonly hold us back from optimizing our success. Even if you have all the tools, resources, knowledge and skills necessary to reach your goals, if you don’t address these four things, you’ll continue to struggle to make progress.
Your Self-Limiting Beliefs
Your mind is your most powerful tool. The way you think ultimately drives the outcome of your life. If you don’t feel that you are deserving or even capable of achieving a goal, chances are you won’t. Subconsciously, we act based on our self beliefs. Your self- doubt will cause you to self-sabotage in ways that you may not even recognize. For instance, everyone wants to live financially free, but often people have this daunting internal thought that extreme wealth is impossible to obtain. In reality, it’s not, you just haven’t grown the guts to go for it. Instead, you’ve become too complacent in your dead-end job or worse, looking to the government to provide for you. Get out of this mindset. You are fully capable of going out there and building wealth or accomplishing anything you set out to do…it all starts in the mind!
I cannot stress this enough…your surroundings can make or break you. This includes your settings, the people you associate with, and even your media consumption. Your environment influences a lot of your conscious and subconscious programming, thus affecting your decision-making process. Ultimately, you put out the same energy that is poured into you. This is why it’s extremely important to take into consideration who you’re around and the information you take in. If you constantly feel like you’re giving your goals everything you got, yet you’re still struggling to make progress, it’s probably time you detox your environment.
Lack of Awareness
Clearly, if you don’t know yourself, how can you know how to reach your goals? You have to dive deep within and learn the ins and outs of you. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Know your likes and dislikes. Know your biggest hopes and dreams. Most importantly, know that you can achieve them! The more self-aware you are, the better you are able to assess realistic plans to achieve your goals.
Not only is it important to be self-aware, but also just be aware of everything around you as well. For instance, with the current state of the world, you have to anticipate that you’ll have to make some adjustments to your plan if you really want to achieve success. it’s just unrealistic to expect that you can carry on without making any changes when the pandemic has drastically shifted the way of the world. Turning a blind eye to what’s going on around you is a sure way to end up lost and behind. Not to mention, if you choose to be oblivious, people will take advantage of that and manipulate you down to nothing. If you want to achieve things, understand how to work the system and the underlying truths of each respective culture and society. Mostly you’ll realize it’s all a fabrication and the rules are more malleable than you can ever imagine.
The most common reason people don’t achieve their goals is because they haven’t fully envisioned it. If you want to achieve big things, you have to clearly define your goals. Be specific and get clear on the what and why. Adopt the habits you need to put you closer to your goals. These can be physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual habits used to help you to take the best actions and make the best decisions. Not only that, in order to look forward to the future, you also have to be able to reflect on the past. Introspection is a necessary skill to develop in order to clearly map out your path to achieving your goals. Otherwise, you’ll never move forward if you don’t learn from your past mistakes.
Take a look around, there’s someone living the lifestyle you dream of. Why can’t that be you? The only difference between you and them is that they had the guts to go for it. Take my advice, if you get these four things together, you’ll take off towards your goals. So, stop being the reason you’re held back from achieving your optimal success and make it happen!