Re-visiting Goals

Last Update: October 17, 2020

Have you found that you not meet your goals for one reason or another. I know I have. There may be many reasons why you have missed or are going to miss your goals.

In my case I was away from WA for about nine months or maybe a little more even. During that time I never even opened WA to look at anything and of course my websites were abandoned. After looking at a few other projects during this time and spending money unnecessarily I realized that my best bet would be with WA.

During my time away I WA goals were not being looked at or acted on so of course I had to add at least nine months to my medium and long-term goals. When I looked I found that I still would find it impossible to make those goals. My mind was whirling and thinking of what to do next.

There was really only one thing I could do after a total reappraisal of the situation I decided to bin my original goals completely and to make new achievable goals. This doesn't mean that the goals I've set are by anyway easy to make, the new goals still make me push myself to make them achievable.

Although, when we initially set goals we should have in mind of how we are going to complete them we use our short-term goals to reach this objective. My short-term goals were always far too ambitious for me to realistically make them and so after much soul-searching and starting to realise I don't work as fast as I used to I have made a total reappraisal of my future and of course with it my goals.

If you really find your goals are totally out of reach there is no problem in resetting them. You just have to admit yourself that you were overambitious when you initially set them. Sometimes we just don't allow enough time to complete the actions that were gonna have to complete to reach our goals.

Life sometimes throws us a curved ball and we have to react accordingly. Our original goals were set proactively but life has decided to get in the way and stop us from reaching those goals. There is no shame attached to resetting goals unless of course it is because you have just been lazy or spent hours procrastinating.

Derek Barrington

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FKelso Premium Plus
It's good to divide goals into small chunks so you don't get too discouraged. If you try to do it all in one package you could very easily get discouraged or frustrated. Besides, if you turn a large goal into several smaller ones, you can celebrate each time you reach one of those, to remind yourself that you are indeed progressing.
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firstlearn Premium
The best way to do it by far Fran.

Derek
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Oana76 Premium
We're living in unusual times, and many of us are facing some troubles more than ever, especially with all the pandemic situation. That's why I like to use short-term goals to successfully overcome any challenge or shortcomings, no matter how overwhelming it may seem to me right now. Every problem have a solution. I am always setting short terms goals that are achievable.
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you for your comments Oana.

Derek
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MrBigStuff01 Premium
Derek you hit on some key things that will hurt a business, and stop you in your tracks of moving forward on goals, I am result of a couple. For example: staying away form my business too long.

We have goals like honey do, things to do, and business to do, then there is a thing of having too many goal at one given time. As you say setting goal where they can be done.

As the old saying "it easier said than done" As my mine say I'm 25-30 but, my body let me know real fast I'm not.

Now I realize set my goal for me (that I can do and not what I use to do).
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firstlearn Premium
I can relate to mind and body not being in agreement. My mind tries to tell me I am a lot younger than my body allows for.

derek
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Jaz333 Premium
You make an excellent point!

It is great to envision where you would like to be in say 10 years making those long term goals but it is also important to be sure to set smaller short term goals that are in fact, achievable. (Heck sometimes I will put 'eat lunch' on my goal/task list for the day simply to have the little pat myself on the back moment when I cross it off the list haha!)

As we grow and evolve we might find that those long term goals may change and evolve with us too. Nothing is ever set in stone and we can always revise our vision. Thanks so much for this reminder!

Best, Shannon
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you for your comments Shannon.

Derek
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
Hi Derek, this is entirely normal. What you do when you find yourself off course is what is important.

It is good that you are able to adjust and get back into the game.

Candy Benn
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Candy.

Derek
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