Setting goals is an important part of getting on the path to creating the results that you really want. But sometimes, setting goals is not an appropriate thing to be doing. Here are 3 reasons why you should NOT be setting goals

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4 Reasons Why You Should NOT Be Setting Goals

reasons you should stop setting goalsSetting goals is an important part of the process of creating the results that matter most to you. 

But sometimes, setting goals is not always your best next step or an appropriate thing to be doing. Here’s why:

4 Reasons Why You Should NOT Be Setting Goals

1. You are already feeling overwhelmed with everything you have on your plate.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with everything you already have to juggle, adding new goals into the mix is a recipe for creating even more stress, struggle, overwhelm, and failure. As a result, your chances of turning your goals into reality are greatly reduced. It makes much more sense to focus on taking action to deal with your feelings of overwhelm first.

2. You are constantly busy. 

Achieving goals successfully requires time and space to think, plan and take new actions. If your schedule is already constantly full, you are a stuck in the busyness trap and are also setting new goals as well, you are less likely to achieve your new goals. Look for ways to take back control of your schedule before setting new goals. Set boundaries to protect what gets your time and attention. Set new goals only when you know you have time and space to work on them consistently.

3. Your personal effectiveness, behaviour and habits need to improve. 

Achieving new goals often requires changes in behaviour, personal effectiveness and habits in order to create the tangible results you desire. That is because it is your level of effectiveness that drives your ultimate outcomes and level of achievement. If your personal effectiveness, behaviour, habits, and routines need to improve in some way in order to achieve specific results, it is important to be proactive with dealing with that in order to set yourself up to succeed.

4. Your mental and physical energy feel depleted by managing the noise and urgency of day to day life

Setting and achieving new goals takes mental and physical energy, over and above energy levels required for managing day-to-day life and work. So if your energy levels are feeling depleted before you start, you are not in a good position to be setting goals that will become tangible results. Put in place things that boost and maintain good mental and physical energy levels. Reduce or remove things that drain them.

Before you set new goals……

Before you go charging into setting new goals, make sure you have considered and addressed the four points above so that you are setting yourself up to succeed in achieving the results that matter most to you.

Commit to dealing with what might hold you back or sabotage your progress and results. Focus on clearing your path of what doesn’t serve you and putting in place things that will set you up to succeed.

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