Here are the most common reasons which would explain why you haven't accomplished your goal yet:
You don't know what you want.
You haven't written it down.
Your goal is too big.
You have not committed to making the goal a priority.
You're afraid of failing.
You're afraid of succeeding.
You think you don't have the right resources.
You don't know anyone else doing what you want to do.
You haven't started yet.
Let's take a look at them as steps on our way and try to understand the importance of each of them:
1. Knowing what you want is the beginning of all the beginnings.
We can't accomplish what we don't see. It's easier to get to a destination if we know where we are going rather than hoping we stumble across it along the way! So start with identifying your will and putting lots of ideas into a desired result. It could be: offering your service to others, accomplishing a course, buying a desired object or even changing your style. Be sure to focus on what you want to accomplish, not what could help you to get there (for example, don't desire money if you don't know what for, refocus on what you need money for).
2. Make a statement on a piece of paper.
Writing down what you want helps not only to formulate your specific goal but also to reflect on it. Once it’s on paper, read it out loud and pay attention to how you feel. If it doesn’t look believable or it doesn’t inspire you - is it really your goal? Every time you look at your written goal you should feel the desire and willingness to go for it.
3. Be reasonable with what you wish.
There is nothing wrong with wishing for more and creating big goals for ourselves but if you are far from your goal it would help to split your big goal into a few smaller ones. Then you can work with each of them so the accomplishment of each step motivates you even more.
4. Plan and prioritize.
Goals have to take a privileged place in your schedule. It's vital to stop saying things like "tomorrow" or "When I get Y, I will then do X." Better to have 15 minutes each day than looking for a day when you can spend 3-4 hours on one goal and fail because you were distracted.
6. Everyone fails.
it’s near to impossible to achieve anything big and valuable in one go without making mistakes and then learning from them. Failure sucks; it's embarrassing, hard, and makes us want to pull our hair out at times. But anytime we fail - we learn something new and we become stronger. So don’t be afraid to fail and don’t give up if you do. It is your story of success and it only makes it more interesting.
7. Get ready for your success.
This has been a factor that stopped me from accomplishing my dreams perhaps more than any other. I like my life and my lifestyle, and pursuing a dream means changing that lifestyle. This can be scary, but we can't let who we are now hold us back from who we can become. It helps to focus on what value we can bring and how many others we can lift up along the way.
8. Be brave.
It isn't easy being a trailblazer, to create a path that has never been walked on, to create something not knowing if it will work or if people will accept it. However, big dreams require brave decisions.
9. Just do it!
My favorite quote, attributed to salesman, author and motivational speaker Hilary "Zig" Ziglar:
"You do not have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
If everything of the above is not an issue it means all you need to do is to start doing it. Step by step. Too many people procrastinate and don't get anything done because they are afraid to get started or wait for a better moment. So, start already! Today is your perfect day to do a little step on the way to your desired reality. We are not supposed to know how to do everything, but are supposed to know what we want to do. Begin, then learn along the way.