Although you may have spent a lot of time on your goals for the next year, there are many things that will help you achieve them.
Before we go any further, let's start using the language here. Goals can be replaced by goals, objectives, results, achievements, resolutions, goals, ambitions, and any other that you can think about. For the purposes of this report, the author will use the goal.
How often do you start with a year or in the next stage of your development with good intentions and some goals, what do you want to achieve, only to find it somehow you will never see them? What I’ll tell you in this article is the 9 biggest obstacles that will disturb you. I will take each in turn and examine what is behind it, why it is, and, more importantly, the action you can take to put it in one direction.
What I will also do is proof that this is the use of answers by a survey conducted by Sole Traders and small and medium-sized business owners (SME), which identifies the problems they face in the coming year.
Despite the fact that there are probably hundreds of potential obstacles, 9 appear most frequently.
1. Lack of information
2. Lack of skills
3. Limiting Beliefs
5. Other people
Why is there a goal?
If you need more reasons, set your own goals, in a study done on students in the 1979 Harvard MBA program, only three percent of graduates made up goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not written; and 84 percent did not set any goals.
Ten years later, the results showed that 13 percent of the class that had goals earned up to 84 percent compared to those who did not ask. For the three percent who defined their goals and wrote them down, they earned, on average, ten times more than the other 97 percent.
Some have set goals that are too general. This, in fact, fantasies, common to all. On the other hand, the goals are clear, written, concrete and measurable.
. What is the purpose?
Other names that are used explore other languages. Why do we have them? Different goals – in / to the side.
Some goals are removed from goals. Usually they are created negatively. Here are some examples.
o I don't want to smoke anymore
o I don't want to be unusable
o I don't want to be overweight
o I don't want to be broken
Now let's reformulate them in positive
o I'm not a smoker
o I am healthy
o I am at my ideal weight
o I can cover my bills
Pay attention to the difference. They are stated in positive and assume that you have already achieved this. Assuming that “as if” your behavior changes, so that you act as if you have already achieved what you wanted to do. What a great feeling to have even before you got there. It also enhances your motivation.
So now we have determined whether our goal is something or from something. We stated this in a positive way. This, however, is still not a very clear goal. Now we will see how we can make it more specific.
The ideal goal should be expressed in a positive way, be bound in time and specific. You may also like how you know when you reach it, what it will be, what will be the people around you? What will you do to celebrate it?
The goal must be temporary. When do I want to achieve this? If this is what I want to achieve, then when should I start? What is the first step I should take? Who should I say? Should say that this is the first step? What skills or knowledge do I need to acquire along the way?
Target size – too big a goal to achieve? If this is the case, then breaking it into smaller bite pieces may be correct.
How serious are you about this goal. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 is low and 10 is high), how much are you committed to this goal? If your answer is less than 7, you are unlikely to follow it completely. What do you need to do for this purpose to move it from 7 to 8?
Now that you have truly defined your goal, you are ready to go. Is not it? So what stops you?
I will take each of the potential obstacles in turn and develop.
Lack of information
Information can have one of two effects. You can be overwhelmed with excess and can prevent you from making a decision or taking the following steps. With too little information, you are not able to move things into perspective or look at the big picture. Determining where you have gaps in your knowledge, including as part of your goal, will bring you closer to achieving it. There are several ways to get new information. Study, schedule, read, listen to a CD, DVDs on a particular topic, or interact with people who have the knowledge to share with you.
Lack of skill
To move forward, you may have to pick up skills along the way. This should not be a huge problem. As part of setting up your goal, understanding what skills you need to acquire, and how you acquire them, will make up the steps of your plan. This does not necessarily mean that you need to enroll in a course, although this is a great idea. Other alternatives, such as online research, scheduled reading, shading colleagues in the workplace, or seeking advice from a friend, can also help you gain the necessary skills.
We all have a set of beliefs that we live by. They are established in our subconscious mind at an early age. Sometimes these beliefs can hold you and limit your ability to achieve your goals. Some common examples may be familiar to you.
Malfunction or delay. Should I do this or that? This often leads to the fact that you do nothing. The limiting belief manifests itself as “I cannot make decisions.” It is impossible to make progress or get stuck – when the way of working is more inefficient, you continue to use it and often create a comfort zone, the ultimate faith here can be “I can’t / will’t change.” Often people say that “I do not deserve success,” or “this should not work for me.” Here we see sabotage and do not evaluate ourselves and our abilities. These are just a few examples, but listen to them and notice how many times you hear you say such things.
Despite all your efforts, there may be times when you simply cannot pursue your goals. A sudden illness or injury can put you back. When this happens, you should be realistic. Beating yourself will not help, do not even give up. Spend a little time to evaluate your goal and consider what your options are now. How important it is for this goal to be achieved in the initial time frame. Also think about how else you can pursue a goal and who can help you during this time.
Often the people who are closest to us are afraid of achieving our goals. For them, this means that you can change, and it will also mean a change for them. They may not know how important your goals are to you. If people who you share your time with, for example, with family, friends, and colleagues, in order not to understand and not support your goals, there is a chance that this may affect you. If these people are unfavorable for change, then they can sabotage your plans.
Despite the fact that you can see the best intentions, after a while the novelty may wear off or there are other distracting factors. This may be several factors. Perhaps the goals you set were too large and should have been broken into smaller manageable pieces. You may not get results, and you need to think about what you are doing, which keeps you from moving forward. After long efforts, you can feel that the goal really is something that is not needed, or at least a result.
In this case, the goal should be reevaluated. If it requires a change, because circumstances have changed, change it. If he no longer serves you, then do not waste your energy on something, just because you started it.
We all live in a world where we don’t seem to have enough time. Many of us are “poor in time,” which means that we do not use time to get the best results. Quite often, I hear from people around me: “I just don’t have time to do x”. How true is this statement? We have taken too much, overestimated ourselves and are embarrassed to say no? Perhaps, but I have another point of view.
If we approach our use of time without any structure, we can simply move from one thing to another in a particular order. Without priority, we will move from one thing to the next urgent thing.
There is also the aspect of distraction. This may be a distraction from others who do not have the same aspirations as you. Distracting phone calls and emails. Quite often we are engaged in what is nice to do, but we will not move us further towards the achievement of our goals.
Money is a common reason for not pursuing your goal. Usually it is the lack of money that stops you. When you hear someone say, “I can't afford it,” or “I just have no money.” These statements are usually offered without much hesitation.
Although I agree that to some extent this may be true, what alternatives have they really explored and how else can you find money? If you are really serious about achieving this goal, how long would you spend to find money (legally)!
Let's look at it from a different point of view. What should you not have this goal in your life right now? For example, being in this bad relationship or experiencing poor health. If he was going to get you this next job to achieve this goal, or if he meant that you would get this 10% performance bonus at work, what efforts would you go to?
What do I mean by fear? There are more simple examples. If you need to do something that will lead you right outside your comfort zone for the first time, which may well establish fear in you.
Then there is the fear of failure. What will be around you if you do not reach your goal. How do you come across them and maintain your integrity. Better to quit now to see it right? Thus, no one can judge me.
Another type of fear is the fear of success. What if I do, and people find out that I am a fraudster? Is this goal what I really want? Explicit doubt comes into play, and you try to dissuade yourself from it.
What evidence confirms this in a business context?
In a recent survey conducted with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and sole traders, they were asked what they view as the biggest problems they face in 2010. All respondents reported that they partially achieved success in achieving their goals and objectives in 2009. 33% of these goals were significant, and their reasons are not completely healthy, and not a request for help and distrust of the economy, among others.
Many of these goals were continued next year, some of which fulfill all their goals. When asked what they were going to do to achieve these goals, 66% said they would try something else, and 33% would seek help.
So, what prevents these business people from moving forward? Of the sample tested, the main factors were Lack of skills, lack of knowledge, health, fear (success / failure) and limiting beliefs.
Those who responded that they would seek help; he was equally split between others in his profession or profession, approached a business coach or turned to specialized suppliers. Of these three options, of course, looking at what your competitors are doing, you can give some tips. In the end, if someone in our sector successfully looks at what they are doing. Similarly, specialist suppliers can be helpful if you understand goals and aspirations. However, they may have a different agenda, because they are also busy with business.
However, neither of these two approaches is intended to help you achieve your goals, and neither of them is accountable to you. Here a business coach can be especially valuable. They will help you define and develop your goals, determine what stops you, and develop strategies that will help you cope with these obstacles when they come.
The business coach will also ask you to check whether you are working on goals that move you to what you want and keep you accountable for these goals. As a sole trader or small and medium business, there is often no one with whom you can share your goals and discuss them.
. One of the common objections to the use of a business coach is perceived value, often saying “I can’t do it too much.” Sometimes it is useful to look at it from a different point of view. What you should not use a business coach? If you can attach value to achieve each goal, then the services of an effective business coach can be quickly calculated.
Let's go back to the respondents for a moment. Two of the problems identified are lack of skills and lack of knowledge. Suppose for a moment, if a business coach can help you determine what these gaps are, how to close them, and then how to apply them to your business, what will it cost? You may think that you can go it alone, but think how would you clearly identify these gaps in skills or knowledge? How long will it take you? Which direction would you go? For example
In this report, I explained what the goal is and why it is important to have them. I identified 9 obstacles that may prevent you from achieving these goals. This:
1. Lack of information
2. Lack of skills
3. Limiting Beliefs
5. Other people
I showed how they manifest themselves in the business context for Sole Traders and SME, and looked at what strategies can be applied. And finally, I talked about how a business coach can support the achievement of these goals.