There have been times in my life where I have set goals…and not met them. It’s never a good feeling to ‘fail’ and not reach a goal. It leaves me frustrated (maybe even angry with myself) and wondering what the point of even setting the goal was in the first place. But once I get over the initial frustration and really think about things, there’s always one reason behind why I don’t meet a goal. And Paul over at All About Gratitude hit the nail on the head when he said:
… it all boils down to fear. It could be the fear of rejection or of failing again. It could also be because you’re afraid of not being good enough. When you have thoughts like these, it can sometimes be difficult to feel grateful.
For me, it really has all boiled down to fear and the limitations I’ve put on myself. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of what others will think – the list goes on. I loved the suggestions Paul shared in his post Unlock Your Potential by Overcoming Your Limitations. If you put limitations on yourself and find it’s hard to meet goals, I really encourage you to spend a few minutes reading his post – it’s well worth it!
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