When I don't reach the goals I set (or even fail to set the goals I want to reach) I tend to blame other people or the situation, when in reality, I am sitting right at the heart of the problem.
It's easy to blame our circumstances when things don't go the way we plan. The economy seems to be right at the top of everyone's list right now. Home sales have gone south and everyone is losing their homes to foreclosure, right? Well, then why is my friend Preston in the office at 7:30 am and still there at 5:30 pm?
Preston is a mortgage broker with more business than he can handle. If we're all losing our homes and renting because of the economy, you certainly cannot convince him of that.
I struggle with identifying the real cause of most problems I have in my life. The scary part is that I'm usually a root cause.
When we set goals or decide to dream big, write out your plan as well on paper. Try taping that plan to your bathroom mirror. You will find it much easier to accomplish what you set out to if it is staring you in the face each morning when you roll out of bed.