Is there something you’ve been thinking about doing but have yet to start or complete?
Some goals will be things you have worked on before, but we will also be looking at different ways of achieving them.
If you stopped for a moment and asked yourself how would you like your life to be different and what changes you wish you could make, most of us would dip into our psychological wish list. The list of goals and aspirations we know would help us feel happier, more content and fulfilled, is something we carry around with us most of the time but for one reason and another we struggle to make them a reality.
Improving career prospects, being fitter and healthier, or overcoming that fear or anxiety which seems to hamper our progress, are common goals.
Busy lives mean that we have little time to think about it. Our goals come to mind when we are stressed and looking for a way out. The problem? Often we don’t’ know how to make the positive change happen, or it feels such a ambitious task that it seems unachievable.
In my experience, people often under perform because there is a conflict between their desires and their belief in their own abilities.
The task of making changes to improve our lives seems scary and a complex process that we put off sticking with the status quo. Staying with what we know and not upsetting the ‘apple cart’ is the first obstacle standing in the way of people achieving their goals.