Top 5 Reasons For Giving Up

Let's be honest, we've all had moments when quitting seems like the best option. I've got my own track record of things I started and then gave up before I completed the goal. There's many unfinished books in my hopper. I've started several diets and then conceded.  My plans to read my bible more often always seem to get tossed aside by... something.  

Why does this happen?  I've been pondering that and compiled this list.  It's not comprehensive, but it's a start. 

#5 Poor time management

I have the same 24 hours in my day as everyone else.  I choose how I spend each one of those hours.  If I am not completing my goals, it's often because I am not handling my time well. 

#4 Lack of Focus

It's hard to reach a goal if I am not focused on what I'm trying to do. For example, am I working out to get healthy or am I simply hoping my jeans will fit better? When I define my goals I am more likely to reach them. 

#3 Believing the Negative

There's always these nagging thoughts in the back of my mind. Why should I write a book if no one will read it? What's the point of trying if I won't be successful anyway?  It's important for me to identify the dark emotions that are crowding into my thoughts and then aggressively set them in their place.  I write because I love to write, it doesn't matter if no one reads it.  If I try with everything in me then I have already succeeded.  

#2 It Gets Hard

The bigger the goal, the harder it is to reach. Pressing through is hard and I have to fight to keep on track. 

#1 Not Valuing the Goal

How much does it really mean to me?  If I don't place enough value on the goal, I won't get there. Do I really want it?  Is important?  I have to be real with myself and place my goals where they belong. 

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