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Goals help us bring our dreams to life, but sometimes we can miss the goal deadlines we have set for ourselves. If things have been a bit of a struggle and you have slipped and fallen behind don’t be too hard on yourself. It happens. In life, not everything goes to plan. But it is how you deal with the changes and setbacks that determines how successfully you pick yourself up to have another go. Simply take a deep breath, press pause to reflect on why you missed the achieving goal, then hit the reset button to start from where you are.

In order to rest the goal you need to understand why you didn’t achieve the goal in the first place so that you can avoid making the same mistake again. It could be that your goal was unrealistic in terms of the time, effort, skills or money you needed to make it happen. Maybe it was too big and needs to be broken down further, or perhaps you set the wrong goal meaning you didn’t stand a chance of achieving it. I talk more about setting the wrong goal in successful goal planning for the entrepreneur who wants to achieve their goals. Once you have a better understanding for setting the goal the better able you are to achieve it.

Missing goals also happens because there is not a proper plan of actionable steps in place to achieve them. It’s like taking a drive to a place you have never been before without consulting a map to guide your route. You need to plan the steps before working on your goal. Having a plan will focus your mind, and help you beat procrastination, increasing your chances of getting what you need to get done on time. The important thing is to make sure you make space for those goals in your schedule and make good use of the time you have allocated towards achieving them.

There is a saying that building a business is a journey, not a destination. Accept that sometimes you have to readjust the timelines on some goals. It’s all part of the journey. And remember the key to successfully achieving your goals is in the planning, preparation, and commitment. If you need some guidance in this area, have a look at Creating A Daily / Weekly / Monthly Work Schedule That Works For You.

– Tapiwa

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