We are already half way through the first month of 2011, and our New Year celebrations seem a distant memory, along with promises we made ourselves to set ‘serious’ goals. If you are focussed, some of those goals & other big resolutions may still be in place, weighing heavily upon our conscience. You know the ones…getting fit, loosing weight, saving more money, etc.,etc. Is it all worth it, we ask.? Perhaps it would be better to shoot ourselves in the foot straight off the bat. With this in mind, here is a taster from 10 top ways to ensure that you fail to reach your goals properly! Manage three of four of these, and you’re on the fast-track to failure – hit all ten & you really might as well not getting out of bed any more!
1) Set Vague Goals – If you don’t know what “success” looks like, you’re bound to fail. Instead of resolving to loose 40 lbs before your next birthday, simply resolve to ‘get thin’, whatever that means. Instead of resolving to save 10% of your earnings, tell yourself that you just need to “have savings”. Sorted! When your goals are vague and fuzzy, it easier to put off taking action, and impossible to quantify success or failure. If you do manage to make strides towards them, you’ll never really know if you’ve achieved your goal.
2) Have a List longer Than Your Arm – One of the easiest way to fail is to split your attention between dozens of different things. So, don’t pick one or two big, life-changing goals – tackle everything at once. When you inevitably run out of energy & motivation, you’ll only be a few short steps away from total failure. Genius!
3) Don’t Tell Anyone – When you talk about your ambitions, you feel accountable to people. Bad News. By keeping totally quiet about your goals, your a free to fail without anyone knowing. Plus, you have the added bonus of not getting any offers of help or support. Way to go!
So, if you feel like putting the mockers on all of your goals, check out the rest of these essential tips by reading further here –