Eight Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Goals

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Eight Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Goals

  1. 1. lightArrowTM EIGHT SUREFIRE WAYS TO SABOTAGE YOUR GOALS
  2. 2. MAKE AMBIGUOUS, NON-SPECIFIC GOALS 1
  3. 3. MAKE AMBIGUOUS, NON-SPECIFIC GOALS A foolproof way to sabotage your success is to create ambiguous goals. Goals such as “be happy” or “be healthy” are recipes for failure. Specific goals, such as “take a vacation to increase my happiness” or “lower systolic blood pressure number by 10 points” will set you up for success. 1
  4. 4. CHOOSE LARGE, UNREALISTIC GOALS 2
  5. 5. CHOOSE LARGE, UNREALISTIC GOALS A surefire way to give up on a goal is to set your sights too high. Setting goals that you can actually achieve will put you on the path to success. Ensure your goals make sense. Some due diligence might be required in order to assess if your goal is actually attainable. 2
  6. 6. DON’T RECORD YOUR GOALS 3
  7. 7. DON’T RECORD YOUR GOALS If you don’t want to be accountable for your success, then don’t record or write down your goals. Using a smartphone app or notebook for goals will help you to keep track of and to monitor your goals, habits, to-dos, appointments, metrics and tasks. 3
  8. 8. SET UNMEASURABLE GOALS 4
  9. 9. SET UNMEASURABLE GOALS Not properly quantifying the results of your hard work and what you’ve successfully achieved is an excellent way to impair your accomplishments. Effective measurement drives both business and personal success. Seeing where you started and what you’ve achieved motivates you to keep going. 4
  10. 10. DON’T SHARE YOUR GOALS WITH FRIENDS 5
  11. 11. DON’T SHARE YOUR GOALS WITH FRIENDS If you don’t want to achieve success, keep your goals to yourself. It will spare you the embarrassment when you don’t reach them. Confiding in your friends can be an effective motivational tool. And it’s amazing how your friends and family can provide support when you need it the most. 5
  12. 12. Research shows that those who write down their goals, share them with friends, and send weekly updates to friends are on average 33% more successful in accomplishing their goals than those who only formulate goals. -source, Dominican University of California
  13. 13. DON’T BUILD A PLAN 6
  14. 14. DON’T BUILD A PLAN If you don’t want to realize your vision, just wing it. If you have a need and a desire to make something happen, you must know the steps to get there. Build a project with tasks and record any resources you need to help you achieve your goals and to see your vision come to life. 6
  15. 15. DON’T PRIORITIZE YOUR GOALS 7
  16. 16. DON’T PRIORITIZE YOUR GOALS If you don’t focus your energy on your most important goals, then it’s certain you’ll be destined for failure. This quote from Mark Twain sums it up, “If you eat a frog first thing in the morning, that will probably be the worst thing you do all day.” Even if the tasks to reach your goals are difficult or unpleasant, the reward will be worth it at the end. 7
  17. 17. FEAR YOUR SUCCESS 8
  18. 18. FEAR YOUR SUCCESS 8 If you truly want to undermine your success, don’t listen to subtle clues that you fear change. Sometimes we subconsciously believe we don’t deserve success or we’re afraid that a promotion or other victory might push us out of our comfort zones. Don’t fear the unknown and recognize the signs of self-sabotage.
  19. 19. If you have goals, dreams and vision and you want to build a plan to reach success…
  20. 20. If you have goals, dreams and vision and you want to build a plan to reach success… LightArrow can help
  21. 21. If you have goals, dreams and vision and you want to build a plan to reach success… LightArrow can help
  22. 22. Did you learn something new? Please Share. @lightarrowinc

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