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The top factor affecting whether you achieve your goals or not.

The top factor effecting whether you achieve your goals or not.There are lots of factors that will influence whether you achieve your goals or not.

The start point for many people is to focus heavily on what they need to do to achieve their goals.

That is a mistake.

Don’t get me wrong, what you are doing is obviously a critical factor that will influence whether you achieve your goals or not. It is important to work out exactly what you need to do to achieve your desired results, but it isn’t the most influential factor.

There is another factor that will either set you up to succeed with what you are doing or can equally sabotage your efforts.

Over the years I have had many new clients coming to me telling me that they are “doing” the right things but for some reason, they are not getting the results that matter most to them, and they feel frustrated and stuck.

They are very intelligent, capable people. They usually have clear goals, a solid strategy, great action plans, and are doing lots of things towards getting the results they want.

So why aren’t they making the progress they desire?

Often, it is because they have overlooked a critical factor that is essential to go hand in hand with what you are doing in order to achieve your goals.

And it is this:

The biggest factor that will influence if you achieve your goals or not is who you are “being”.

That is because who you are being drives how you execute what you are doing. It is the driving force of how you do what you do, and that has a massive influence on your ultimate outcome and results.

Now, I am not talking about your personality here. I am sure you are just lovely as you are. I am talking about as you go about working on achieving your goals, who you are being as you do it.

For example. Let’s say your goal is to make a change of some kind in your life, work, business or organisation, but you are gripped by fear. lack confidence, have crushing self-doubt or have raging imposter syndrome.

Even if you are DOING the tasks you need to do to make that change happen, who you are BEING in that moment means you are not coming across or executing that task in a way that will achieve your desired result.

Sometimes, who you are being can stop you from achieving your goals altogether because it stops you from taking any action or doing what you need to do. So you stay stuck and never achieve the results that matter most to you.

So you can see, what you are doing isn’t the biggest factor that will influence your outcome. It is who you are being as you are going about doing that task that will be a top factor in your ultimate results.

The bottom line is this:

Who you are being drives what you are doing and how you do it.

It is a critical factor that influences whether you achieve your goals or not. Who you are being needs to be given as much focus and attention as what you are actually doing in the quest to achieve your goals.

Here is a simple way to do that:

Think about a goal you want to achieve. Ask yourself this question:

Who do I need to be to achieve that goal?

Identify what personal attributes will support you in achieving that goal, not just what you need to do. For example, when you ask yourself this question you might identify that you need to work on your confidence or improve your personal effectiveness, become more organised, replace bad habits with habits that will set you up to succeed, have stronger boundaries etc.

Once you have identified who you need to be to achieve your goals, start working on developing those attributes.

Never forgot that it isn’t always what you are doing that will drive your results. Who you are being as you go about doing what you need to do is going to have a massive influence on whether you achieve your goals or not.

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  • Excellent points! I know 2 entrepreneurs that have great ideas but their organizational skills are lacking. They are being who they are and get burned out easily.

  • Sounds like they would benefit from asking themselves the question in this article to raise awarenes of how they might be getting in their own way and creating clarity on what they could change to set themselves up to succeed with their personal and business goals.

  • Shari Broder

    This is so very true. I tell that to my weight coaching clients–start being that slimmer person now. Eat the way they do and act the way they do in other ways. What you think you become! Great post.

  • Thanks Shari. Glad you enjoyed it.