Do you have a recycled goal? A goal that you have never reached but one you keep planning to achieve?
Many people have one or two goals that continue to resurface in some form regularly.
Here are 4 reasons why we permit some goals to just get recycled rather than achieved.
- You really don’t want to achieve the goal as much as you think you do.
- You are waiting for permission to move forward with the goal
- The goal feels unreachable even though desired
- You feel inadequate, unprepared or unworthy of truly achieving the goal.
How to End the Cycle
If you really aren’t as committed as you need to be to reach the goal, perhaps it’s continually recycled because it is not meant for you. Maybe someone keeps pushing you in that direction but you really aren’t keen on going that way.At some point, you have to decide to let go of what is really not meant to be.
If you are waiting for permission from others or other aspects of your life to move towards achieving the goal, you might have to ask yourself why you even think you need permission to go after something you really want? Lack of confidence in your choices often keeps goals from being achieved.
If you are overwhelmed with whatever aspects need to be in place to get you started, you need to ask for assistance.If it’s a physical goal, you may need to consult a specialist who can put the pieces in place to help you move in the right direction.
If it is an emotional goal, you may need to discuss how you feel and what steps to take with someone you trust will be objective giving you guidance.
If it is a career goal, you may need to work with someone who can map out step by step strategies so you will be successful for what you want in your future.
Certainly, your mindset can prevent you from ever achieving the desired goal. If you find yourself second-guessing your own ability to go after something you really want, you need to work with a coach or counselor who can effectively help you get into the right frame of mind to stop recycling the goals you want to reach.
Continuing to hang on to a goal without ever achieving it is not noble.
Often recycled goals result from fear, inadequacy and even disillusionment.
We tell ourselves we can master something but have no plan in place to make it so.
When will you get tired of saying, “Next year will be different”, only to discover at the year’s end nothing has really changed?
In a few weeks, this year will be winding down. Are you ready to really accomplish a goal in the next year or will you continue to recycle the goals you have never previously achieved?
Next year can be different but only if you commit to stop recycling goals.