Ten Reasons To Give Up Your Goals

Fill in the gaps. Reasons 1-10 for why you won’t meet your goals. I know you can do it.

  1. I don’t have enough ________________.
  2. I can’t ________________.
  3. Before I can do that, I need ________________ to happen.
  4. My ________________ gets in the way.
  5. I don’t think the ________________ is there.
  6. I am not the kind of person who ________________.
  7. ________________ is/are against me.
  8. I’m not ________________ enough.
  9. There is too much/are too many ________________ for this to succeed.
  10. I haven’t got the ________________.

If you want to achieve your goals, I believe it can be done in just fifteen minutes a day.
Spend fifteen minutes each day, no phone, no computer (unless it is needed of course), no people, just a pen and a notepad and think of ways that each of the reasons above can be resolved.

  1. I don’t have enough…. money.

Fair point. What is the first step you can take that doesn’t require money?
I think you could come up with ways to get around each of the problems above in just 15 minutes a days, taking one-per-day off the list. In 10 days, or 2 1/2 hours you could have planned a way to overcome your challenges. Even if it takes two days for each item, that’s only 5 hours invested in under a month to come up with ideas on how to meet your challenges.

2. I can’t…. find the time.

You can make the time. Set aside a small portion of time every day, and even though you may not hit your goals tomorrow, you will be closer to them. Much closer to them than if you do nothing.
Here are the three takeaways for today:
1 – It’s easy to find reasons we can’t do something, especially if the goals are big. However, big goals have many, many smaller steps we can work on.
2 – There are always challenges in everything. Whatever you are doing now, you are doing it because you overcame a challenge to get there. You can overcome these as well.
3 – No matter how much time you spend on your goals today, it will be that much time closer to achieving your goals. Invest in your future.
I am not suggesting your whole life will be different from a few days of spending 15 minutes a day working on your goals. I am suggesting that if you spend that time thinking about ways to overcome your challenges you are setting yourself up for success to create a difference world.
At the end of the day, there is one reason, and only one that you won’t work at the goals you want to achieve. You want to do other things more.
If you do want to meet your goals, start with just 15 minutes today. The worst case scenario is that you have spent 15 minutes doing something you want to do.
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