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5 Reasons You’re Not Reaching Your Goals
Posted in the categories of Advice, Tips
June 2nd, 2016

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Ok, so you’re not completely unprepared. You’ve set goals before right? New years resolutions totally count. But how many of those goals were actually accomplished, and in the amount of time you wanted to get them done? Not many right? Yeah, that’s what I came to talk to you about. You have to get some structure going. Don’t just set goals, do the necessary actions it takes to accomplish them. There’s a few reasons why you may not be reaching your goals. I’m sharing the top five!

Reason #1 : You’re Not Writing Them Down

Although this may seem obvious and simple, this is a crucial step in making sure that you accomplish your goals. Sometimes the reason we procrastinate is because we don’t have our goals right in front of us to know what to do next. When you have them written down, you don’t have to sit and wonder, you know exactly what’s next. It’s really helpful to keep a scheduler to plan out your days. I do this all of the time and it’s really a big help. I plan a week at a time so that I know what I have to accomplish for the full week and I can stay on track. Here are some steps to get you started:

  • Use a scheduler to write out and plan your days (purchase one now)
  • Get a scheduling app like Evernote to refer to them and schedule on the go
  • Determine your long term goals then write a checklist to work towards them daily
Reason #2 : You Don’t Have a Vision Board

If you don’t have a vision board, you definitely need to get one. It’s very helpful, especially for visual people to have a vision board that they can look at daily and see what goals they’re working towards. Plenty of times I’ve heard stories about people who made a physical representation of their dreams to focus on every day and their dreams came true. Not only is this the law of attraction, but it’s motivation to remind you that you are working towards a bigger picture which will ultimately help you to work harder and stop procrastinating. Some people really need that daily visual to really stay on track, so it’s important to not only make a vision board but have it in a place that you will see it everyday. Don’t have it laying around in a random spot, put it on display.

Vision boards are great for your long term goals, so it’s best to make your vision board first then write down the short term goals in your scheduler to work on them daily.

I keep my vision board right above my computer, so that everyday when I’m working I can see it. Making a vision board is a process that’s unique to you. There’s no right or wrong way. As long as you incorporate the main goal; which is to have your goals displayed in a visual way, then you’re good to go. I usually cut out images and wording in magazines and pin them right onto my vision board. If you’re feeling really artsy, you can buy some crafting materials from Michaels.com to really spruce it up. I plan on getting more in depth with vision boards in a later post, but those are the basics.

Reason #3 : You’re Not Setting a Time Frame

I’m sure if you’ve worked in the corporate world before, you’ve had to meet certain deadlines for certain projects. Otherwise you wouldn’t get things done on time and that would cause a serious problem for the company. Well your personal goals are no different. If you don’t set a time frame to get your goals accomplished, then things can really get pushed back and you’ll be a victim of procrastination. Your goals are there for a reason, and it’s not to get tossed to the side with a “I’ll get to that later” type of attitude. There’s no time like the present, so if you aren’t working towards your goals on a daily basis, then you’re wasting time and time is precious. Make sure that you have a specific time frame to accomplish certain goals, this way you know when to get them done and you won’t make excuses and procrastinate. This will save you a lot of “could-a, should-a, would-a” in the future and you’ll thank yourself later.

Reason #4 : You’re Not Organized

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Have you ever noticed when things are thrown all over the place and your work space is cluttered, that you feel like you can’t think straight or concentrate? I know this has a huge effect on me, personally. When I have a clean and tidy work space, I feel so much more focused and ready to take on big projects with no problem. So if you’re feeling like you can’t get anything done, take a look at your environment. Is it clean? If not, try tidying up and see how that effects your mood. I’m sure it will do wonders. Keep your office nice and put together with office organizers.

Reason #5 : You’re Focused on the Wrong Things

It’s easy to get distracted by the little things and lose sight of the big picture. Sometimes we focus on things that really aren’t that important at the end of the day. Whether it’s spending too much time on social media, or procrastinating because you don’t have exactly what you need to complete a project.

“If you really want to get something done, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.”

Make sure you always keep your eyes on the prize and never lose focus of the big picture. The thing that’s most important is your end goal and there’s plenty of ways in between to accomplish it, so find a way to make it work for you.


Do any of these 5 reasons apply to you? If so, hopefully this post helped you change your ways and become more productive. We can all accomplish our goals and anything we put our mind to, we just have to take the necessary steps in order to achieve them.


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