Common Mistake While Setting Goals

Goal Setting

Goal setting is a common process to achieve success. However, many a time an aspiring goal-setter makes is over-telling themselves and the goals they set. These mistakes lead to not achieving the desired success and loss of all hope. When setting goals, one of the most important criteria is to be as clear and concise as possible. But unfortunately, this is a hard skill to learn and most people don’t have it in them.


So, what do you do when your goals are too big? Do you say that you can’t do it and give up? Don’t make the mistake of being overrated yourself, know your limitation and instead plan something within your reach. For instance, I want to make a big bungalow. These types of goals are fuzzy as there is no definite idea to start and about the result. These types of goals only lead to obfuscation and unhappiness for not achieving success.

Set A Plan

most people do not have a proper action plan to reach the goal. In other words, you cannot call a thing goal unless you have a plan set. Then it is merely a dream. Moreover, you cannot expect to make a plan within ten minutes. It takes time, patience, hard work and great detail of research to chalk out a plan to achieve a goal. In most cases, a goal remains a dream because people cannot make a well-detailed plan and execute it accurately. Executing it with integrity at the right time is important in the achievement of success.

Setting Deadlines

Setting a deadline is essential in your planning but estimation is a mathematical analysis that very few people can do it accurately. If you set a deadline that is hard to meet thinking to achieve success more quickly, you can easily commit mistakes due to the pressure of meeting deadlines and it becomes twice as daunting.

It is even more deadly if you did not set a deadline or no action is taken toward your goal. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea”. To accomplish something, you need to think about it and put it into action. When you don’t put thought into action, the chances of it not happening are pretty high. When you do set goals, you need to make sure that they are specific and that you use them to achieve your goals.


It is common that people are often trapped in a paradigm and thus tend to set boundaries when trying to achieve their goals. This will limit the growth in terms of experience and encouragement. Only stretching yourself over the boundaries can enrich you with the qualities necessary for the achievement of success.

The Right People

The need to keep track of the progress on regular basis is also very important. Therefore, discussing the problems and rectification with the right people is crucial. Speaking to the wrong people will not only hinder your progression it also makes the whole process more confusing and at times negative comments or wrong comments can make you demotivated and demoralised.

Final Thoughts

Here you have learned about the most common mistakes that people make when achieving a goal. Only if you can learn from your mistakes and keep them in mind, otherwise, you will never achieve the things that you want out of life! So, make sure you do! Remember, there are no goals in the dictionary, they are only objectives that you want to achieve.

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