What to Do When You Aren’t Meeting Your Goals

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Most of us have goals that we want to achieve. Some may have long-term retirement goals; others may have goals relating to their personal life or to their body (did anyone say, weight loss?!). But goals, and especially long-term ones, can be extremely difficult to achieve. If you find yourself stuck and not making any progress (or making minimal progress) towards your goals, what are you to do? In this video article, find out some good strategies to use if you aren’t making the progress that you would like towards your goals.

1. Stop and Take Stock

If you aren’t making progress towards your goals, then you need to stop and take stock. This doesn’t just mean a quick, 5-minute reflection either. You must sit down and seriously take stock. Are you doing everything that you need to do to reach your goal? Are you doing things efficiently? For example, if you aren’t losing the amount of weight that you want to be losing, then take a serious look at your diet and exercise routine. Is it working? Could you be doing more? These are the sorts of things that you need to be thinking about.

2. Break Larger Goals into Smaller Ones

Sometimes the reason it seems like you are making such little progress towards your goal is because the goal is too big. When you set massive goals for yourself, you need to be prepared to make only a bit of progress on them. If you want to make more progress, then you should get into the habit of setting smaller goals. Instead of losing 50 lbs. a year, you instead set a goal to lose 2 lbs. a week. Instead of making a goal to save 100K over a year, you instead make a small goal to save $50 each week.

3. Don’t Be Afraid of Changing Goals

 At times when we are having trouble meeting a goal despite best efforts, it could be a good idea to change it. You might be focused on getting 1000 email subscribers in one month. You attain that goal, but you find that the open rates for your newsletters is very low. You are disappointed. You just got 1000 to join your list but hardly anyone is paying attention to what you have to say. It is now time to focus on quality over quantity. For example, you may have to alter your opt-in page to have wording that is more concise. This will help ensure that only those interested will join and thus boost the engagement level of your list. You may get 500 instead of a thousand, but quality always trumps quantity.


I hope you enjoyed these tips. Please leave a comment below or by email. I always am happy to hear from you.

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Mike Gaudreau is the owner of The Wealthy Boomers, a site devoted to helping seniors make money online. Mike resides in Montreal Canada.

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