5 Beliefs That Keep You from Going After Your Goals

5 Beliefs That Keep You from Going After Your Goals

Everyone has dreams, but not everyone turns their dreams into goals. You might also have some of these. What do you tell yourself late at night to stop you from making those things happen? You believe these things, but that doesn't mean they're good reasons.

1. Too Little Time

These days, everyone is busy. When people ask you how you're doing, you probably say, "Busy." But maybe that's not true. There are twenty-four hours in a day for everyone. Keep a time ladder for a week or two to show how you spent your time. This includes sleeping, making and eating meals, using social media, getting ready for work, and cleaning your house. If you look closely at how you spend your time, you might find that you have more time than you think.

2. I Don't Have 'X' Talent

You have as much talent as you are willing to work for, whether you want to write a book or paint a picture. Even if you weren't born with a natural talent for painting, you can still learn and practice.

3. I'll do it after X.

"Once I finish this (insert hard work project), I'll start training for that marathon." "I'll take a salsa dancing class after I lose twenty pounds." Why do you have to wait? Maybe training for the marathon will help you deal with the stress of that work project. If you take salsa dancing lessons, you might realize that your body can be fun and sexy no matter what size it is. If you want to achieve something, do it now.

4. I Am Not Good Enough

How do you know when something is "good enough"? You are always good enough to follow your own dreams and goals. If this is a conversation you have with yourself, you need to first work on liking and loving yourself. If this belief comes from outside of you, think about where it came from and if it is holding you back.

5. 'X' Person Has it Easier

Where you water the grass, it grows better. Put yourself in someone else's shoes for a mile. There are many sayings that say you don't know what someone else is going through. Don't think that someone else has it easier and can reach their goals while you can't. That person might think it's easier or better for you.

Beliefs that hold you back can be dangerous. They can also stop you from trying to reach your goals in the first place. Take the time to look at why you think the way you do and come up with better ideas to replace the bad ones.