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Ep 213. What to do when your goals are not on track

bold goal crusher podcast goals podcast Jan 08, 2024


Happy New Year, bold goal crushers! As we enter the new year, many of us feel a surge of motivation to set and achieve our goals. However, there are times when we may find ourselves lacking in motivation or feeling stuck because we didn't achieve our goals in the past. If you're in this position, don't worry. It's normal and there are ways to get back on track. In this blog post, we'll explore common setbacks and reasons for not achieving goals, as well as strategies to adjust and pursue your goals effectively. 

Setting the Stage: 

At the beginning of the new year, it's common to see others posting their resolutions and goals. But what if you're not there yet? What if you're not excited about what you accomplished the year before? It's okay to feel this way. It's normal to be disappointed and unsure about how to move forward. The first step is to reflect on why you may not have achieved your goals in the past. 

Understanding Setbacks: 

One of the common reasons for not achieving goals is not setting aside dedicated time in your calendar to work on them. Studies have shown that setbacks can have psychological effects on future motivation, making it challenging to get back on track. It's important to continue the process of self-reflection and understand the root causes of your setbacks and obstacles. 

Identifying Roadblocks: 

Take a moment to analyze why you're not moving forward. Are you unsure about how to proceed? Are you afraid of what others might think? It's crucial to do the inner work and figure out why you're not making progress. Are you choosing easier tasks to avoid the challenge? Do you have too much on your plate? Recognizing and addressing these roadblocks is essential on your journey toward goal achievement. 

Embracing Failure: 

Failure is a natural part of the learning process. It's essential to change your perspective on failure and view it as an opportunity to grow and learn. Many worthwhile things in life are not easy, and it takes practice to become proficient. Embracing failure and understanding that learning comes from both failures and putting yourself out there is key to long-term goal success. 

Adjusting Goals: 

Sometimes goals may not be realistic or achievable within a specific timeframe. While it's important to dream big and set bold goals, it's also crucial to reassess and modify your outcomes and steps based on current circumstances. This does not mean you should lower your goals but rather adjust the steps and milestones to make progress. Be open to reevaluating the path to your goal and making necessary changes. 

The Power of Positive Habits: 

Incorporating positive habits into your daily routine is key to achieving your goals. It's crucial to allocate dedicated time in your calendar for goal-related activities and avoid procrastination and distractions. Building positive habits takes time, so be patient with yourself. Remember that achieving big, bold goals is a long-term game. Celebrate your wins along the way and acknowledge the progress you're making. 


If you find yourself off track with your goals, remember that it happens to everyone. Take the time to reflect on what might be holding you back. Evaluate the level of excitement and ambition behind your goals, develop a clear roadmap, address any obstacles, and implement positive habits. Don't be discouraged by setbacks or temporary setbacks. Regroup, breathe life into your goals, and keep you on your path to success. You are worth it! 


By following these strategies and maintaining a strong mindset, you'll find yourself back on track and well on your way to achieving your goals. Let's crush those goals and overcome everything that stands in our way! 


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