Why People Don’t Set Goals

Why People Don’t Set Goals? Here are four reasons why people don’t set goals.

Nature doesn’t care about the size of your goals. If you set little goals, your automatic goal-achieving mechanism will enable you to achieve little goals. If you set large goals, this natural capability will enable you to achieve large goals. The size, scope, and detail of the goals you choose to think about most of the time are completely up to you.


Why People Don’t Set Goals?

If goal achievement is automatic, why do so few people have clear, written, measurable, time-bounded goals that they work toward each day? This is one of the great mysteries of life.



Here are four reasons why people don’t set goals.

1.They Think Goals Aren’t Important

First, most people don’t realize the importance of goals. If you grow up in a home where no one has goals or you socialize with a group where goals are neither discussed nor valued, you can very easily reach adulthood without knowing that your ability to set and achieve goals will have more of an effect on your life than any other skill. Look around you.

2. They Don’t Know How

The second reason that people don’t have goals is that they don’t know how to set them in the first place. Even worse, many people think that they already have goals.


Alas! What they really have is a series of wishes or dreams, like “Be happy” or “Make a lot of money” or “Have a nice family life.” But these are not goals at all. They are merely fantasies that are common to everyone. A goal, however, is something distinctly different from a wish. It is clear, written, and specific. It can be quickly and easily described to another person. You can measure it, and you know when you have achieved it or not.


It is possible to earn an advanced degree at a leading university without ever receiving one hour of instruction on goal setting. It is almost as if the people who determine the educational content of our schools and universities are completely blind to the importance of goal setting in achieving success later in life. And of course, if you never hear about goals until you are an adult, as happened to me, you will have no idea how important they are to everything you do.


3. They Have a Fear of Failure

The third reason that people don’t set goals is that of the fear of failure. Failure hurts. It is emotionally and often financially painful and distressing. All of us have experienced failure from time to time. Each time, we resolve to be more careful and avoid failure in the future. Many people then make the mistake of unconsciously sabotaging themselves by not setting any goals at which they might fail. They end up going through life functioning at far lower levels than are truly possible for them.


4. They Have a Fear of Rejection

The fourth reason that people don’t set goals is that of the fear of rejection. People are afraid that if they set a goal and are not successful, others will criticize or ridicule them. This is one of the reasons why you should keep your goals confidential when you begin to set goals. Don’t tell anyone. Let others see what you have accomplished, but don’t tell them in advance. What they don’t know can’t hurt you.



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10 Ways to Keep you Away from Any Distractions

The importance of learning how to be organized, kick procrastination on the butt and manage time efficiently extends to someone’s career success, personal life, and achievement of goals. With only 24-hours a day, time is indeed a finite and scarce resource. You may even find yourself promising to make the most of everyday or live every day as if it was your last. But sometimes, due to disruptive forces all around us we end up forgetting what we had said earlier.

Time is a resource you can never replenish and once it passed by it is gone forever. Just like money, you need to spend it wisely because how you spend each hour of your life can determine the success you can possibly achieve or may doomed you into failure. So if you want to be as successful as the prominent figures nowadays spending each minute with productivity in mind is a good place to start with.


The importance of learning how to be organized, kick procrastination on the butt and manage time efficiently extends to someone’s career success, personal life, and achievement of goals. With only 24-hours a day, time is indeed a finite and scarce resource. You may even find yourself promising to make the most of everyday or live every day as if it was your last. But sometimes, due to disruptive forces all around us we end up forgetting what we had said earlier.


Here are the ways to keep you away from any distractions:

1.Remove distractions. Distraction is also the reason you procrastinate, so for you to not get distracted while you are doing your work, it is better to work on the area where it is a right place for you to work and focus as well. For instance, if you are reviewing your note in the school, the best place to work is in the library or anywhere alone without tempting noise or distractions.

2. Listening to classical music while doing your work. According to some studies, it shows that listening to classical music is a way also to kick procrastination, thus can reduce stress, increase focus and help regulate good sleep patterns. Aside from that, it has been shown that those students who prefer to listened to this kind of music while reviewing or studying are possible to get high scored during the test or exam. In addition, this type of music can help you feel motivated and keep your focus on what you are doing. But of course, you have your way in studying, if you want just give it a try.

3. Have no fear and just do it! Believing in yourself can be a great way to kick Procrastination, thus give you keep you on doing your tasks or project. Before you start doing your work or task, kindly tell yourself that you are going to complete your work for five minutes straight. Thus, better help you to effectively manage your time for each task that assigns to you. The main reason for Procrastination is also because you are intimidated by assignments and projects that hang over your head. As what I have said, the longer you wait to do them, the scarier they become. Remember, if you start to do your projects as soon as possible, the more you likely to keep on going and finish it.

4. Turn off your device, especially your cell phone. Your cell phone may be your best friend as way to easily connecting with your friends, but sometimes it can be your worst enemy especially when it comes to focusing on your work or working efficiently. Why? For instance, when your cell phone rings while you are doing your project, for sure you will answer it, and thus is the reason why even a small project seems very hard to you. But if you practice to turn off your phone while doing your project, there is no possible distraction for you, thus help you keep on doing your project completely.

5. Having a positive outlook on doing the task. Having a positive outlook on doing your task will motivate you to give your best in completing the project. Instead of thinking on negative sides, why not ask yourself some questions that will motivate you like, what will I get from completing the task? How will I feel? What will happen? These are just some of the questions that you can ask.

6. Focus on the pain of not doing the task. There are times when you are procrastinating you are more on focusing on the pain of doing the project or task. Instead, change your focus by asking yourself yourself some related questions such as, how will I feel? What will happen? What will It cost me if I do not complete the task? With these questions you visualize the things that will happen if you do not do the task according to its requirements.

7. If possible, change your words, to change your thinking. Your words can also change the way you think. For example, instead of saying ‘’ I have to do this, simply say, ‘’ I choose to do this, or I get to do this, so you get your work the way you want it for better results as well.

8. As needed adjust your expectations. Lowering your expectations or standards to good/excellent rather than reducing the number of tasks you try to do in a day can best help you on track. Transforming your mindset can help you also build intrinsic motivation for extrinsically impose task that are given to you.

9. Find your optimum level of energy. No matter your level of procrastination is; the underlying factor is physiological arousal. If your level of energy is too high, practice some way of breathing to calm yourself before you start your work.

10. Lastly, understand your type of Procrastination. Describe which type’s procrastinators you feel, once you already know it, think of some possible way for you to break it, so you know how you will focus on your work.


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It’s Not Where You Start—It’s How You Finish – Inspirational Story by Bryan Tracy

Everything in your life started as a thought, a wish, a hope, or a dream, either in your mind or in the mind of someone else. Your thoughts are creative. Your thoughts form and shape your world and everything that happens to you. What I found was that these ideas work everywhere, for everyone, in virtually every country, no matter what your education, experience, or background may be when you begin. This system will do the same for you.

It’s Not Where You Start—It’s How You Finish

Inspirational Story by Bryan Tracy


When I was eighteen, I left high school without graduating.

My first job was as a dishwasher in the back of a small hotel. From there, I moved on to washing cars and then washing floors with a janitorial service. For the next few years, I drifted and worked at various laboring jobs, earning my living by the sweat of my brow. I worked in sawmills and factories. I worked on farms and ranches. I worked in the tall timber with a chain saw and dug wells when the logging season ended.

I worked as a construction laborer on tall buildings and as a seaman on a Norwegian freighter in the North Atlantic. Often I slept in my car or in cheap rooming houses. When I was twenty-three, I worked as an itinerant farm laborer during the harvest, sleeping on the hay in the farmer’s barn and eating with the farmer’s family. I was uneducated and unskilled, and at the end of the harvest, I was unemployed once more.

When I could no longer find a laboring job, I got a job in straight commission sales, cold-calling office-to-office and door-to-door. I would often work all day long to make a single sale so that I could pay for my rooming house and have a place to sleep that night. This was not a great start at life.

The Day My Life Changed

Then one day, I took out a piece of paper and wrote down an outrageous goal for myself. It was to earn $1,000 per month in door-to-door and office-to-office selling. I folded up the piece of paper, put it away, and never found it again.

But thirty days later, my entire life had changed. During that time, I discovered a technique for closing sales that tripled my income from the very first day. Meanwhile, the owner of my company sold out to an entrepreneur who had just moved into town. Exactly thirty days after I had written down my goal, the new owner took me aside and offered me $1,000 per month to head up the sales force and teach the other salespeople what I was doing that enabled me to sell so much more than anyone else. I accepted his offer, and from that day forward, my life was never the same.

Within eighteen months, I had moved from that job to another and then to another. I went from personal selling to be coming a sales manager with people selling for me. In a new business, I recruited and built a ninety-five-person sales force. I went literally from worrying about my next meal to walking around with a pocket full of $20 bills.

I began teaching my salespeople how to write out their goals and how to sell more effectively. In almost no time at all, they increased their incomes as much as tenfold. Today, many of them are millionaires and multimillionaires.

Life Goes Up and Down

I have to admit that since those days in my mid twenties, my life has not been a smooth series of upward steps. It has included many ups and downs, marked by occasional successes and temporary failures. I have traveled, lived, and worked in more than ninety countries, learning French, German, and Spanish along the way and working in twenty two different fields.

As the result of inexperience and sometimes sheer stupidity, I have spent or lost everything I made and had to start over again—several times. Whenever this happened, I would begin by sitting down with a piece of paper and laying out a new set of goals for myself, using the methods that I’ll explain in the pages ahead.

After several years of hit-and-miss goal setting and goal achieving, I finally decided to collect everything I had learned into a single system. By assembling these ideas and strategies in one place, I developed a goal-setting methodology and process, with a beginning, middle, and end, and began to follow it every day.

Within one year, my life had changed once more. In January of that year, I was living in a rented apartment with rented furniture. I was $35,000 in debt and driving a used car that wasn’t paid for. By December, I was living in my own $100,000 condominium. I owned a new Mercedes, had paid off all my debts, and had $50,000 in the bank.

Then I really got serious about success. I realized that goal setting was incredibly powerful. I invested hundreds and then thousands of hours reading and researching goal setting and goal achieving, synthesizing the best ideas I could find into a complete process that worked with incredible effectiveness.

Best of all, these ideas have made it possible for me and many thousands of others to take complete control over our lives. The regular and systematic practice of goal setting has taken us from poverty to prosperity, from frustration to fulfillment, from underachievement to success and satisfaction.

Perhaps the greatest discovery in human history is the power of your mind to create almost every aspect of your life. Everything you see around you in the man-made world began as a thought or an idea in the mind of a single person before it was translated into reality.