I followed the rules. I wrote it out clearly. I set a deadline to achieve it. I broke it into a few action steps and I took action. My goal was to lose weight and like most folks with that goal I started out great. I lost 15 lbs during the first three months of 2015. Then I hit a slump. I gained back a couple pounds. I let things interfere. I failed to maintain consistent action. I even felt a little disappointed and frustrated. Of course the whole reason I did not make further progress was my fault. I did not follow through consistently.
I tell you this because all advice is very easy to give and not so easy to follow. When you fail to follow through with your goal you are not likely to succeed. I knew this. But knowing it and doing it are too different things.
When you fail in your goal the most important thing is what you do next. You can give up, eat a big bowl of ice cream and say what the heck. Or you can do the right thing – you can rededicate yourself to your goal, revise your action steps, and fully recommit to it.
There is no failure. There are setbacks. This is a setback. Success will come with re-dedication and follow through. I lost 15 lbs. so I know I can do it. It is just a matter of sticking to the plan.
I will tell you more about my goal setting and success in future posts.
Remember, do it right, stick to your goal, follow through, and success will come to you.
Learn how you can achieve more and realize your goals in my book, The Success Essentials.Wishing you well,
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.