What To Do When You Aren’t Meeting Your Goals

Most of us have goals that we want to achieve. Some may have long-term retirement goals; others may have goals relating to their personal life or to their body (did anyone say, weight loss?!). But goals, and especially long-term ones, can be extremely difficult to achieve. If you find yourself stuck and not making any progress (or making minimal progress) towards your goals, what are you to do? In this article, find out some good strategies to use if you aren’t making the progress that you would like towards your goals.

 

Stop and Take Stock

 

If you aren’t making progress towards your goals, then you need to stop and take stock. This doesn’t just mean a quick, 5-minute reflection either. You have to sit down and seriously take stock. Are you doing everything that you need to do to reach your goal? Are you doing things efficiently? For example, if you aren’t losing the amount of weight that you want to be losing, then take a serious look at your diet and exercise routine. Is it working? Could you be doing more? These are the sorts of things that you need to be thinking about. 

 

Break Larger Goals Into Smaller Ones

 

Sometimes the reason it seems like you are making such little progress towards your goal is because the goal is too big. When you set massive goals for yourself, you need to be prepared to make only a bit of progress on them. If you want to make more progress, then you should get into the habit of setting smaller goals. Instead of losing 50 lbs. a year, you instead set a goal to lose 2 lbs. a week. Instead of making a goal to save 100K over a year, you instead make a small goal to save $50 each week. 

 

Don’t Be Afraid Of Changing Goals

 

Sometimes you just have to admit that you set the wrong goals. There is nothing wrong with admitting this; plenty of people set the wrong goals. For example, say you set a goal to become fit and build muscle, but you aren’t really in shape. This would be an example of setting the wrong goal. Your goal should be to lose weight, then after that, you can think about building muscle. Likewise, if your goal is to retire, but your finances are a mess currently, then you need to change your goals.

Published by Henrietta Watson

Hello my name is Henrietta Watson. I am a mother of a 30 year old daughter and a 23 year old son. I also have a 5 year old granddaughter and a 3 year old granddaughter.I am a Security Officer. I also write short stories, blogs and poems. I like cooking,grilling,fishing,skating,playing billiards,going out to eat and going to see movies.

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