What’s Stopping You?

You know what you want to have/be/do. In fact, you are so clear that you have it written down in specific detail in the form of a S.M.A.R.T. Goal. Right? So what is stopping you from having it already? What are the Obstacles?

Take some personal and quiet time and write down why you don’t have it yet. Be honest. In one of my money goals I actually listed that I did not want to work at a job to achieve the goal. That is quite an obstacle. Think wide here and list what is missing and what are the obstacles. Not enough time. Have not met minimum requirements. Don’t know what to do. And so on.

List these reasons that you don’t have what you want and number them. Now, explore the Answers that will set out for you how you can get it. What is the solution to each one of the Obstacles? Is there someone you can ask? Do you need to work with others? Do you need more knowledge? How can you get it? Can you do something without gaining the extra knowledge? Can you get someone else to do things that will help you move towards your goal? Can you buy it?

Now, get started. Do something right away to start to address one or more of the Obstacles.

To Do:

  • have your SMART goal written down on a card and read it every morning when you get up and every night just before you go to bed. That keeps you focused on good stuff. Your antenna will be up all the time and you will recognize opportunities when they present themselves.
  • work on removing the Obstacles in your spare moments. It is vital that you do something every day.
  • when you have any sort of down time, spend it feeling what it is like when you have attained your objective. How will you feel? What is it like to have or enjoy?

That last point is very important. You really need to write out exactly what Satisfaction you will enjoy as a result of achieving this goal. Make a good list outlining exactly why you want it! Make the reasons as emotive as you can. Yes, write them down so you can refer to it often. Keeps you focused and enthusiastic when the work gets hard.

GOAL SETTING EXERCISE

 

Click on the image and you can use it to develop your GOALS achievement plan. I absolutely know you can, will you?

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