It never fails.
Whenever you try to make positive changes in your life through goal-setting and implementation, there will be obstacles and challenges that threaten to derail your plans.
I can definitely attest to this. I previously shared with you that I discovered the 12 Week Year method of setting goals, and have learned a lot about myself during the process. However, even after a few short weeks of executing the method, I have noticed several things that are threatening to knock me off track.
The truth is that life happens. There are many things that we cannot control that will inevitably crop up when we start getting intentional about goals and dreams. Still, there are some things that we can control and do to stay on track.
Here’s a YouTube video that I shared about potential barriers to success with The 12 Week Year.
The 12 Week Year: Potential Barriers To Success
Recap: 4 Potential Barriers To Success With The 12 Week Year
# 1 You Are Resistant To Change
Change is uncomfortable, but necessary in order to achieve your goals. In order to reach your goals, you must be willing to things differently.
If you are struggling with changes needed to implement your goals, try reconnecting with your why. Remember the ultimate vision you set before setting the goals needed to get there.
# 2 You Lack Intentionality With Time
Being intentional with your time means having a purpose for the daily activities that you set out to complete. When setting goals, intentionality is key to success.
Time is one of our most precious commodities. However, social media and technology have made it very easy to lose valuable time that we could be devoting to goal-oriented tasks.
If you’d like to be more intntional with your time, try scheduling your daily tasks with a digital or paper planner. Also try creating routines for tactic-driven activities such as exercise, as well as others including a cleaning routine, morning routine, etc.
# 3 You Are More Interested Than Committed
When you are only interested in something, you do it when it’s convenient; if it gets too hard, you are more likely to back out. When committed, you are emotionally invested and not as likely to back out when the going gets tough.
Again, reconnecting to your why is crucial. If you find that you just can’t commit to a goal, maybe that goal isn’t aligning with your vision and needs to be eliminated.
You Are Not Tracking/Measuring Your Progress
The idea of tracking and measuring your progress with reaching your goals may seem daunting. I mean, it’s not often that people actually score themselves every week to see if they are making progress with a goal.
But, it makes total sense. How do you know if what you’re doing is working if you aren’t tracking? Tracking my goals has been a game-changer for me.
Tracking your goals helps in several ways. First, it reveals areas where you are not progressing as quickly as you’d like so that you can adjust your plan.
If you are making strides in your goals, tracking gives you the motivation you to keep going! When you see that you are making progress, you’re more likely to stick it out.