15 million Americans will reach the goals they set for themselves in January. That's a lot of people - the combined population of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
But that means that 303 million people either didn't set any goals or won't get as far as they want to this year. That's roughly the number of people living in both Russia and Bangladesh.
In my work as a performance coach, I see three primary reasons that contribute to failure or under-performance in achieving goals:
1. Goals That Take Too Long To Achieve
Goals are tangible achievements that anyone from the outside can measure. In setting annual goals, you sabotage your chances for success because it takes so long to cross the finish line.
2. No Plan To Achieve What You Want
What is your plan for reaching your goal? If you want to lose weight, you might choose to eat less, sleep longer and work out more.
That's a decent plan, but how do you know if you're making progress. Unless you embed metrics into your plan - eat 1500 calories per day, sleep 7 hours per night, work out six days a week - you'll struggle to get where you want to go.
3. A Daily Schedule That Sets You Up To Fail
If you don't take action today, there's no reason to believe you'll reach your goal tomorrow. Failure to build a schedule that reflects your plan and priorities is the most obvious reason you won't achieve all that you want.
E is for Effort
When you dig into the statistics about annual goals, you find that 50 percent of the people who make goals experience some level of success. They may not reach the top of the mountain, but they find themselves much closer to the summit than when they started their journey.
My assumption is that's your story. People who fail miserably at reaching goals quit setting goals altogether. If you're reading this, my hunch is that you've had some level of success, but just can't quite get as far as you'd like to go.
I get it. We've all been there.
But I know you want to finish what you started. The personal and professional stakes are too high for you to stay where you are.
So I'd like to help get you where you want to go.
The GPS Framework
On Tuesday, April 12th at 2 pm Eastern (U.S.)*, I'm hosting a FREE online event that will give you the momentum and clarity you need to reach your goals. This 45-minute master class will give you a way to:
- Set ambitious goals and achieve them in 90 days or less
- Measure your progress in achieving those goals
- Make sure you're progressing towards your goal by building daily habits
I call this The GPS Framework because a process focused on Goals, Performance, and Schedule will get you where you want to go.
If you're tired of trying hard and having little to show for it, make sure to join me as I give you the exact plan you need to get the results that you want.