6 Reasons Why People Fail To Achieve Their Goals

I have often wondered how it is possible that some people reap success after success, while others experience failure in every aspect of their lives. I kept asking myself this question until I met people who literally opened my eyes with their stories and who explained to me how our thoughts and beliefs create our lives and the surrounding reality.

Failure is a part of the process of success, not the opposite, yet few of us perceive it that way. So why do we so often fail to achieve our goals?

We doubt too often

Doubts are the worst poison you can ever drink on the journey towards your goal. “If doubts were bricks, we would all live in huge palaces,” said one woman who once lived in our neighborhood.

Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them

Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them – Unknown Author

What she wanted to say was the fact that most of us doubt too often, and the only thing that doubts bring us are the tall brick walls around us. It’s stressful, restrictive and does not yield any positive result.

Doubts bring further reasons for doubting, while gratitude brings more reasons and things to be grateful. What do you choose next time? why people fail to achieve their goals

We compare ourselves to others

Comparing ourselves to others is another very common reason why we fail to reach our goals. It is the easiest and fastest way to instantly feel bad about ourselves, our current progress and what we have already achieved.

don't compare yourself to others

Don’t compare yourself to others. You’re beautiful and unique in your own way.

We never know how someone achieved their goal, nor do we know how smooth and austere their journey was. We are all different, we are all unique, each of us perceives life differently, and comparing the two red apples, which seem to be the same at first glance, is not even right.

One apple may be rotten underneath the bark and may not taste good, while the other may be juicy and delicious, but because we’re only interested in the surface, we lose the chance to taste the real taste of the apple.

Never compare yourself to others. You have no idea what they went through, what’s going on inside of them. You see what’s going on the outside, not inside. why people fail to achieve their goals

We blame others for our failure

There are two types of people; one blames others for their failure, others can admit their mistake and work on it. 99% of people accusing others of their failure will never succeed. All they achieve is a huge shift in their ego above the earth’s atmosphere.

why people fail to achieve their goals

You’re not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.

I know a bunch of people who blame others for their failure very often, just to get the feeling that they are better than someone else, to humiliate them and prove that they have done nothing wrong.

They are like hamsters running on a wheel; they are making the same mistake over and over, and obviously, it makes them feel good. 

In order to move forward and get closer to your goal, never blame others for your failure or misfortune. Instead, look at the core of the problem, think about why it happened and what you can improve. Work on yourself and be able to acknowledge and accept your mistakes or imperfections.

It is the best possible way to stop thinking about the failure itself and rather focusing on the solution and steps that will move you forward.

We don’t take any action

“You can’t expect a reaction without any action,” said a woman from my neighborhood that I was talking about before. She was a feng-shui teacher and she knew how to work with energy.

there is no reaction without an action

I once told her about my financial problems to her because it looked like I had a hole in my wallet; the money went away very quickly and I had no idea where and why. She advised me to locate the southeast corner of my room and put a money box there or anything symbolizing money. I wrote about this feng-shui technique in this article.

I removed the mess and dust from this southeast corner and put a piece of wood there with several coins. Within a few weeks, I have seen a tremendous change in my finances and found that it really works.

It is a great example that there is no reaction without action. And in this case, my action was to move the energy in the part of the room that belongs to the money. why people fail to achieve their goals

People who have seen the movie Secret or somehow learned about the Law of Attraction often sit, imagine money, and expect a bundle of money to fall into their lap. Visualization, unwavering faith, clear vision – all this is extremely important, but again, there is no reaction without any action. It can be small baby steps, meeting and talking to new people, it may be cleaning up your room or wallet, writing a diary of gratitude or anything else.

Start the action. Put energy into motion!

We are not grateful for what we already have

The ability to feel gratitude is a key aspect of achieving contentment and abundance. A deep feeling of gratitude for success, health, money, love, but also “just” for the sun, for helping another person, for a beautiful view, for hot water, for good food and many other wonderful things brings more of the good into our lives.

a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles” – Vicki Becker

People do not realize the power of gratitude until they, unfortunately, lose or lack something, nor do they realize that gratitude is the key to success and achievement of our goals. It’s one of the most powerful and available manifesting tools we have.

Start writing a gratitude diary and try to list at least 10 things you are grateful for each day. You can express your gratitude through thoughts, too.  For example, in the morning when you get up, say thank you for the new day.

We sweat the small stuff

Every challenge or obstacle is an opportunity, not a final destination. The final destination is where you feel satisfied, fulfilled; It is a place where you feel like a winner, like a hero of your journey.

don't sweat small stuff

There are a number of people who have come to where they are just because they overcome the challenges they have encountered and believed in the opportunity behind the obstacles. If they took each obstacle, rejection, or discouragement personally, they wouldn’t be where they are now.

If someone tells you-you can’t do it, don’t let yourself be discouraged and show them you can. If something doesn’t work in the way you do it, try it differently. If you’re not in the mood to write the article now, do it next time you feel better. If you don’t feel like doing something that doesn’t bring you joy and inner fulfillment, don’t be afraid to say no to yourself.

What have we learned?

Stop doubting and start believing. Don’t compare yourself to others, but be your original and unique self. Do not blame others for your failure; rather, look for solutions and ways to improve yourself. Don’t wait for a miracle to tumble from the sky; start the action and put the energy in motion. Be grateful for everything you already have and what you’ve already achieved. And finally, don’t sweat the small stuff because, at the end of the day, it’s all small stuff.