Why I’m Not Surprised Many Won’t Crush Their Goals

By: Ian Golightly

Even though there are some downfalls to being an introvert, there are many upsides as well. Personally, I believe it has helped me throughout my life. Introverts are known to be reserved and very observant. Since we are ending the first quarter of the year, I thought I would observe myself.

As you may already know, at the beginning of the year, it is a western society common practice to at least think of one New Years Resolution. After a handful of real conversations and looking up data to decide if the dialogue aligns with present and past data, I am not surprised by my findings.

Do you know what are the two most common goals are for the New Year?

Do not be surprised because, at some point in time, you have probably done this before. I admit that I have several times. With that being said, the most common New Year resolutions have something to do with losing weight and having more money. The thing that I find interesting is the high percentage rate of people failing these goals. The reason why they fail is not surprising.

Goals fall short 99.9% of the time because they are not authentic, and we are influenced to choose those goals because everyone else is doing them.

My advice.. because I will not tell you what to do; if you want to crush your goals, then it may be to your benefit to grow you as an individual. Why not have intentions to develop your skills and qualities? Being truthful about yourself and authenticity is going to maximize your results.

You will be surprised by the results.

Here are a few ideas:

•    Learn to make better decisions

•    Make your life as simple as possible.

•    Have a structured day

•    Love yourself & be a service to others

•    Embrace change

Accomplishing goals is a challenging thing to do. No matter what background you come from, goals take time and sacrifices. To help leverage the challenge, it may be more beneficial to grow you and let everything fall into place. At the end of the day, it is your decision, my friend.