Imagine you’ve a goal to slim down and you decide to shed 30 lbs. You start great, curbing the amount of food you eat. You likewise start a workout program.
Day-after-day, you assess your weight to track your forward motion. Within the first few days, you start realizing a lessening in your weight. Elated, you carry on what you’ve been doing, but it seems that your actions have lost their effectiveness as your weight loss has stopped. If anything, it seems to be increasing slightly compared to your lowest weigh-in.
You get discouraged. You start to free and overeat, reconciling that it’s never possible for you to achieve the goal as it’s in your genes or you plainly don’t have the self-control.
You begin to put aside the whole notion of weight loss. Predictably, you start to gain back all the weight you dropped and more. This makes you even more depressed and you start devouring still more. At some stage down the road, you get a different urge to lose weight.
You start up the goal quest once more, more determined than ever. All the same, past events duplicate themselves and soon you’re back where you started, if not in a more deplorable place.
Does this pattern of behavior go for to any of the goals you’ve decided to achieve before? Being entwined in a ceaseless cycle of setting the goal and trying to achieve it, but never really reaching it?
At this point in time, you feel brokenhearted. You settle that you’re not meant to achieve this goal and choose to focus your energy on something else.
A lot of people are guilty of trying to undertake their goals using a series of trial and error approaches. They randomly throw their energy out there with all they can on the few steps they acknowledge, trusting that this will get them to their destination. They address their goals in a hit-or-miss approach, and then hope that everything will turn for the better finally.
Although it could work in the short-run and on littler goals, it doesn’t work with big, long-run goals.
For example, you could get away with dropping off 5 lbs of weight by merely eating less and working out more, but to drop additional weight and sustain that weight loss calls for proper technique.
Many individuals have this misinterpreted notion of goal achievement as they only come into contact with the events of others‟ goals. They’re not tangled in all the thought-processes, intricacies and literal planning that went into the achievement of those goals.