Goals can be overwhelming sometimes, especially if you have too many going on at once. One of the biggest hurdles is actually getting started. Sometimes once a goal gets underway something happens and then suddenly you’re not working on your goal anymore. That’s when you have to take notice what’s stopping you.
Identifying what distracts you from your goal is a great way to make sure you stay on track with where you want to go. You know yourself best and you know what causes your procrastination and your delays. Recognizing what’s holding you back from moving forward is really only the first step.
The next step is to figure out how to avoid those distractions or limit yourself from what’s preventing you from reaching your goal. There’s a saying, “I am my own worse enemy.” True to form, the biggest distraction is you.
It comes down to disciplining yourself to create better habits and staying focused. It’s okay to delay working toward your goal just enough to give yourself a break. After all, you’re only human. Just make sure you get back on target.
I remember when working on my thesis for my graduate studies I would avoid certain parts of it all cost. I was just creating a bigger problem for myself later because the deadline kept getting closer and closer. Realizing this I had to tell myself just get it done already. I cleared my weekend schedule and told everyone to not bother me. Once I got out of my own way I was focused and got the hardest part of my thesis completed. By that time I felt super accomplished and was ready to finish my project. It was smooth sailing after that.
Once you get out of your own way, be it your poor choices in use of time, your own self-confidence, or just plain anxiety over the goal your working on, you become your own best friend instead.
Get out of your way now! Figure out what it is about you that is holding you back. Once you step out of your own way life starts becoming a little more easier. Remember it all starts with you.