If anybody is working towards growing a business or doing something then often times we’re taught to make goals. That’s a really important part of building something: we have to have actual goals, and we have to write those goals down. That’s a really important step, we can’t just throw a goal out into the universe and expect to achieve it without actually writing it down.
What I want to talk to you about today is the mental challenge that comes with writing a goal down when we don’t achieve the goal. We make a goal and we have this date attached to it and the date comes and goes and we haven’t actually reached the goal. So what does that say about us? Does that say that we are failures? No, of course not. What it’s saying is that goals take time. What we need to understand is that just because it didn’t happen in the time frame we expected it to happen in, doesn’t mean that it’s not going to happen.
Oftentimes, you are not the person that it takes to obtain the goal in the timeframe that you set for yourself. You have to grow more in order for you to ever achieve that goal. This is so critical to know and understand. We can’t just set a goal with a timeframe and expect to achieve that goal. Especially if we’re not the person we need to be to reach it.
So What Happens Next?
So what do we do when we don’t achieve that goal that we set to ourselves? We say and still. We say even though we didn’t achieve that goal and still we do the work. Even though we didn’t obtain the goal we’re still going to write it down. Even though we didn’t achieve the goal and still we’re going to work towards it no matter how long it takes.
It’s important to know that you’re not alone. Most people do not achieve their goals in the time frames they set for themselves. The difference is it that some people will set a goal, fail to reach that goal, and walk away. Other people will set a goal, and fail to achieve that many times. But they will continue to work towards that goal regardless. It’s those people that are successful.
So I encourage you all, regardless of what goals you have and when you expect to achieve them to keep working towards them.