Why People Don’t Follow through on their Goals, and How to Kick your Butt into Gear EP168
80% of you will not follow through on your 2020 goals! FACTS!!!
This hard stat comes from US News and World Report.
The good news is 20% of you WILL achieve your 2020 goals, and I would like to help as many of you as possible be on this side of the equation.
From the well of over 1500 people I have coached and mentored, every single one of them has failed at achieving goals multiple times in their lives, ME INCLUDED. The fail-point actually occurs right from start. We unknowingly, subconsciously set ourselves up, by getting caught up in the yumminess of fantasy thinking.
It all usually starts around the end of November…mass media; social media, people surrounding us start talking about their plans for the New Year or “next year.” Then we start slowly placing our New Year plans, goals, and visions into our mental magical fantasy filing cabinet.
It goes something like this:
You are searching for your seventeenth pair of black yoga pants, (but they are your favorites when you feel bloated), and your closet is “sooooo unorganized” it takes you ten minutes to find them. You proclaim to yourself, I’m going to make a point of being more organized in the New Year and Marie Kondo my closet. Instant dopamine (the feel good brain chemical) is released and you feel a wave of relief, empowerment, and satisfaction that just solved the problem.
Then while waiting for yoga class to start you start scrolling Instagram, and you see Polly the Princess social media influencer telling you she makes six-figures blogging…now your brain says, ”I’m going to start a YouTube channel in the New Year, if she can do it I can too.” Once again instant dopamine is released and you walk into your class feeling excited, empowered, and full of hope.
These fantasy index cards keep stacking up over the days leading to the New Year, and all of a sudden it’s January First. The emotional pattern is typically excitement, motivated, determined to overwhelmed, discouraged, frustrated, disappointment, and then shame.
If this at all resonates with you, listen to this episode and learn how to regroup and regain traction on your real goals.
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