When your goals are not enough
It is possible to go through all of the procedures and processes to identify your goals and plan them but never accomplish them. I have seen this happen to many people who have goals but feel like they just can’t make any progress. The reason ends up being the same every time. It is your “WHY”.
We are a people driven by our emotions. We can devote all of the time that we want to planning, development and implementation and we can even tell someone the reason why. That reason is superficial and carries no emotional weight. Without the emotional connection you will not be sold out on achieving the goal.
In order to succeed in the plan that you have devoted hours and hours to developing and implementing you must be emotionally connected to the reason that you want to achieve it. If it is simply because of financial gain, you will not get where you want to go, and honestly you will not achieve your capacity. You must ask yourself how achieving this goal will benefit you and all who are connected.
I remember when my daughter was about three years old. She was so curious. She asked questions about everything and at one point she would ask why for everything. She would ask, “Mom, why is…? Pick your subject. Not only did she ask why but with each answer there would come another “Why?” Over and over again, why, why, why… Eventually either she would get satisfied and content with the answer or I would get frustrated and tell her, “because that is just the way it is.” When she got satisfied with the answers then we could move on to the next subject, until then, we were stuck.
This is the same thing that happens when you are trying to achieve your goals and do not have a resounding, deeply connected reason why you want to achieve them.
When I first went into business for myself I attended a training on how to set your goals and make a company plan. This was good information and it helped me get the company off to a good start. It also helped me give it a good foundation but at one point I got stuck and could not proceed. I did not understand why. It was not until after I had much later that I finally understood that in order to overcome all the obstacles that will be presented to you when trying to achieve your goals you must have a deeply rooted reason to continue. It must be a reason that wakes you up early in the morning and keeps you up late at night. It must drive you to stay focused when the winds come to blow you in a different direction. This reason is so deeply connected to your inner self and is so strongly emotionally powered that no one can detour you.
Find your resounding, emotional “Why” and you can achieve your goals.
Zig Ziglar said, “Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with the seeds of greatness.”