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  • Writer's pictureMs. Jahzeel

How To Achieve Your Goals More Easily

Every year, we all have new goals that we have set for ourselves to achieve. It might be a personal goal or it might be something that’s more career-oriented. No matter what it is, it’s essential for us to keep track of ourselves and hold ourselves accountable for achieving it.

Part of the process of achieving our goals is planning ahead by seeing what could hinder us along the way. In line with this, it’s important for us to know exactly the top reasons why people fail to achieve their goals. Here are the top reasons:

Lack of commitment

Any person can have a goal, but it takes someone with a commitment to actually fulfill them. You see, many people fail to achieve their goals simply because they weren’t actually committed to it in the first place.

So if you want to make yourself more likely to achieve your goal, then you have to start committing yourself to it. Without commitment, we are not likely to achieve our goals, especially in the long run.

Lack of action

As we said, most people can have a goal. Some even go as far as writing it down along with dates and deadlines they set for themselves. However, even fewer are the ones who can go the extra mile and actually take action to achieve it.

Goals are simply the targets that we want to achieve. Without action, we will never get any closer to them. So it’s essential for us to remember to take action right at the beginning and take that first step which is vital if we want to get started achieving our goals.

So once you have listed down your goals along with the deadlines you have set for yourself, and you are still not having any progress with your goals, then it might be helpful for you to take a step back and see what actions you must take in order to achieve them.

Lack of bravery

Believe it or not, people are not only afraid to fail, but some are also afraid to succeed. Let’s take a look at each case.

Some people are afraid to fail because naturally, we don’t want to disappoint other people and especially ourselves. We are afraid of being judged by other people and we don’t want our efforts to just go to waste.

On the other hand, some people are also afraid of succeeding because they think that they will not be able to carry the burden that comes along with it. They may also think that they are not deserving of it and that somebody else should get it.

In both of these cases, what you should do is believe in yourself and tell yourself that you can do anything that you’ve set your mind to.

Lack of planning

As they say, failing to plan is planning to fail. You must remember to plan ahead and take into consideration as many things as possible so you can be better prepared for any kind of situation you may face.

One thing you must take into consideration is your own talents and abilities. This is what most people tend to overlook as people don’t take into consideration their own strengths and weaknesses which can make things a lot easier for them.

So plan ahead and take into consideration as many factors as possible.

Lack of focus

It’s great to have many goals, but having too many at once can also be harmful and counterproductive instead.

Remember that as a human, you only have a limited amount of time and energy. So while it might be ideal to achieve many goals at once, it just isn’t as efficient as simply just focusing on a single or just a few goals.

So eliminate all unnecessary details or goals that don’t serve you in the long run. Figure out which ones are needed and which ones have the most benefit when achieved.

Lack of motivation

Similar to what has been said above, nothing will change if we don’t motivate ourselves to take that vital first step. Nothing can begin if we don’t get started. You see, most people are already content with where they are and what they have in life.

However, you should be different and remember not to be afraid to challenge the status quo of your life. Don’t be scared to change things up and explore your limits, especially on what you can achieve as a person.


These are the most common reasons why people fail to achieve their goals along with what you can do to overcome them. Goals don’t just get achieved by themselves; they require not only planning but also action on our part. As they say, a goal without a plan is just a wish. So get out there and plan ahead for your goals and don’t be afraid to take that first step!

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