“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.”
Cecil B. De Mille
In my experience, these are the main reasons people make mistakes when setting their goals. Let’s discuss each one in detail.
Sometimes, you set goals that are perfectly reasonable – until you set a timeline on them. For instance, losing 20 pounds. is great. Doing so by next Friday? Not so much.
I’ve found that, particularly with new entrepreneurs, the tendency is to overestimate the amount you can accomplish in a short period of time. Learning curves – particularly online – can be steep, and unexpected obstacles arise. Then, when you face setbacks, you get discouraged and abandon the whole project because your original estimates weren’t met. [Read more...]