Top 5 Reasons Why you are not Achieving your Goals

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Do you set goals every year but fail to achieve them or drop them half way? Are you wondering why this happens and want to make a change?

If you answered yes, this article is for you. Here are the most common reasons why people don´t achieve their goals, and how to change that (after all we want you to be successful!) :

1.Your goals are not congruent with your Values nor your True Goals

It is possible that your goals are filled with other people´s values and what you think you should achieve rather than what your soul is calling you to do.

Goals aligned with your highest values and purpose are easier to achieve because they resonate with your true authentic self. It´s the difference between swimming against the current and swimming with the current. Aligning goals with your highest values and true authentic self propels you forward not only to easily achieve them but they also leave you feeling more fulfilled, whole and complete.


2.You Procrastinate and don´t take enough Action

Procrastination is one of the biggest reasons why people don´t reach their goals. Your goals should not be on paper just as a once off exercise, you need also an actual plan or road map to follow through and take action in order to achieve your goals.

No matter how you feel, I want you to commit to your goals and push through beyond what you feel like. Mel Robbins, author of the 5 Second Rule, tells it straight up:

In order to change, in order to build a business, in order to be the best parent, in order to be the best spouse–in order to do all those things that you know you want to do with your life–you are going to have to do things that are difficult, uncertain, or scary. Which sets up this problem for all of us: YOU ARE NEVER EVER GOING TO FEEL LIKE IT.
— Mel Robbins, https://melrobbins.com/blog/never-going-to-feel/

This means, no matter what you feel like, take action anyways. I don´t feel like going to the gym and rather cuddle up in the morning. But when my driver arrives at 7am, I stop thinking about what I really feel like doing (sleeping) and jump on auto-pilot mode of putting on my gym clothes and getting in the car. When I get there I just do the work no matter what I feel like.


3.You don´t have a support system in place

If you look at great accomplishments in life, they were hardly ever achieved by one single person alone. The pyramids were not built in one day and by a single individual. Even presidents have a team around and advisors. Free diving Champion Tanya Streeter, when describing how she became a champion and set multiple world records she says one of the things she did was to assemble a winning team, the best she could get. At Purpose Goals Academy you get an accountability partner and become part of a winning and supportive community that is there to push you to achieve your goals and grow past your limits.

In addition to this you should have a support community or team for each area of your life and goal you set. For body, have a personal trainer or a gym buddy. For business goals, join coaching and other types of business training, and so on. Always have a support system in each area of your life to ensure you don´t slack and follow through and achieve your goals. After all, failure is not an option!

4. You set goals and never look at them again or enough

Have you ever set goals and put them in a drawer or a book and never looked at them again or failed to look at them often enough? When you set goals and save them somewhere you don´t look often enough, you tend to forget your goals and automatically veer towards your auto-pilot mode which is not working to achieve those goals, but it is still busy.

If you want to achieve your goals, make sure you have a system that keeps your goals visible at all times and that get you to take action on those on a daily basis.


5.Your goals are not connected to Anything

One of the nicest strategies for achieving goals is by connecting goals to one another. Say you want to be a TV presenter and you also want to lose weight. You need to get images of your ideal TV presenter body and connect your goal of losing weight with being a TV presenter. The TV presenter goal will push you to look the part and achieve other subsidiary goals. If your goals are not connected to one another they may lack the energy necessary for you to achieve them. So whenever you can always connect goals to each other, as well as connect main goals to sub-goals.


Now it´s your turn. Why do you feel you are not achieving your goals? Use the comments section below or hit reply, we´d love to help you set and achieve your goals.