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When setting goals, it is important to avoid making mistakes that can cause you to fail before you ever get to the action phase.
Here are five pitfalls to avoid so that you don't short circuit your success before you even get started.
1. Having Vague Ambitions
When you only have a general idea of what you want, you really don't have enough information to set your goal. You can't hit the target if you don't know what your target is. If you are vague you will be disappointed with the results. You will not get what you really want.
2. Not Getting Clear on Why
If you don't get clear on the reason why you want what you want, your chances of staying motivated to get it are slim. You will also get off track somewhere along the way as well. You will second guess on your doing. If is very difficult to hit a goal when you are confused or you are no longer inspired. Lack of clarity will hurt you in the long run.
3. Not Writing It Down
When you neglect writing your goal down, you allow distractions to take over. It will seem like everything is more important than your dream. Pretty soon you won't even remember what your goal was. How can you hit a goal that you can't even recall?
4. Making Your Goal Too Big
If you make your goal too big, you set yourself up for overwhelm. Once you are in a state of overwhelm your confidence suffers. You will feel like you can't do it. You'll also feel like there is no use trying since you can't possibly hit your goal anyway.
5. Not Taking Action
A dream is just a wish when you refuse to take the necessary action. There is no way you can hit your goal without taking action. Talking about doing something is not work. Neither is thinking about doing something. If you don't do the work you don't stand a chance of hitting your goal.
Avoid these five pitfalls and you will avoid the common mistakes most people make when attempting to set and hit goals.
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