Why Am I Not Making Progress?
Have your ever set a goal that you would achieve personal, professional, or financial growth by a certain month or year, but when the deadline rolled around, you were barely closer to your goal? Chances are, with a few modifications to your approach, you will finally be able get rid of your self-imposed roadblocks and enact the meaningful changes you want to see.
If you want to accomplish a personal goal, but have yet to achieve the progress you promised yourself, consider the following:
- Set Your Course: When you determine your goal, create a plan for the steps you will take to get yourself closer to the personal, professional, or financial growth you want to achieve. It is a better idea to focus on accomplishing a set, determined goal, rather than wandering toward it hopefully but without clear direction. For example, if we proactively save our money in set amounts and push ourselves to achieve a realistic but challenging goal, we have a much better chance of accomplishing the progress we deserve. You can always adjust your plan over time.
- Get Feedback, from Yourself and Others: Make time periodically to pause and assess your progress. Changing course, learning, and growing are all important parts of bettering ourselves and our lives. If you know that you want to make a change, but don’t know what to do, consider meeting with like-minded friends, or a mentor, who has the professional and personal experience to guide you toward to your goal.
- Cut out Fear of Failure: If one of your decisions doesn’t pan out, don’t let yourself be paralyzed by guilt, shame, or other negative thoughts. In fact, don’t allow yourself to feel embarrassed for too long over anything. Growth rarely comes from seeking safety! You have to be willing to take risks.
- Positive Environments Make a Difference: We will make our best progress from stable footing. If possible, identify influences around you, which could be your friends, your workplace, or even your debt, that could be distracting you or causing you to engage in bad habits. For example, if you have people you know who influence you to spend outside your budget, considering letting them know that you have new financial goals to achieve, or reduce the time you spend around these people.
Sometimes we may unintentionally be holding back our own progress. Thankfully, this is a normal part of life, just as learning, adapting, and growing are as well. It is important to believe that you have what it takes to reach your goals. Give yourself the time and positive support you deserve to get yourself there! To learn more ways to improve your personal, professional, and financial life, visit www.syncis.com/blog/ .