Thursday, 10 March 2016

Have You Achieved your Goals? Are You Where You Want to Be?

We all have dreams, where we want to be. Are we there yet? Can you remember those dreams and goals you used to think about when you were young, the dreams you wanted to accomplish when you finished college, when you got your first job?, the dreams you had when you got married or moved to that new neighborhood or country? How many of them have you achieved, how many of them can you confidently stand up today and count as accomplished? Some of us are far from where we want to be, we have either deviated from our goals or worse still stuck somewhere and given up. I have been there I know what I am talking about, there are times when i take stock of my goals I get amazes at how much i have accomplished or how much I have not, I have experiences the mistakes I have made and i am ready to share what i have learn so that you can not make them. Below are common mistakes that hinder us from achieving our goals.

You have wandered away from your goal. 
One reason why we do not achieve our goals is because we have deviate from them. The moment we deviate from our goals and start pursuing new ones on the way, we take many steps back and the end result is many set but unaccomplished goals. Check your goals and confirm if you are on the right path. The best way to do this is to always review your goal on a daily , weekly, or monthly basis depending whether they are long term or short term goal. You will be able to know if you are in the right course or not. You can not board a flight for London and expect to land in Nairobi. Check and re-check. Get back in course.
Taking the easy way out
Most of us avoid challenges and choose to follow the path of comfort. No achievement ever comes to reality without challenges. Learn to face your fears and face those challenges as they come.
Doing nothing
We are not in the Era of Manna from heaven. You want something accomplished, do something about it.
No focus
We are Jack of all trades and specialty of none. This will never get you anywhere. Choose, focus and accomplish.
This is the best way to failure. You want to reach that goal, you will find a way around it.

Not knowing when to let go
In some situations we have to let go to move on. Holding onto past mistakes and occurrences will only hold us back. It is time to let go.
Blaming ourselves
Let us be frank, yes we do make wrong choices, everyone does. Blaming yourself over and over again will not solve anything. Learn to forgive yourself, learn from your mistakes and move on.
Waiting upon others
By all means this is not wrong, but you can not wait on others forever. A time comes when you have to be your own boss, make your own decisions, take responsibility over your life, that time is now.
Self doubt
No one is perfect in this world. No one knows it all. We all have our weaknesses. Believe in yourself and your abilities. Do not seat back and wait for someone to come and cheer you on. That someone may never show up, be your own cheerleader.
Learn to see possibilities in every situation. It is the only way you will overcome challenges along the way.

Do you know of any mistakes we do that keep us from our goals?

**** Best Words of Advice****
"Whatever you want in life other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it"
-Diane Sawyer

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