It is really important to set goals in life. Goals help us plan for the future and let us know what we want out of life. But it’s not always easy to achieve our goals because sometimes they seem so far away from where we are now, or even if they’re right there in front of our eyes, they can be hard to reach.

If you don’t have any big dreams or plans for yourself, it can make you feel like you are not striving towards anything.

Set Goals with the SMART Method | One of the main reasons people fail at setting good goals is that their goal isn’t specific enough! I read about this method called “SMART” which stands for: Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-Bound You need all five parts of that acronym – if one part doesn’t fit then you might as well just skip on over to another goal ๐Ÿ™‚

In this article, I am going to talk about some reasons why people fail at setting goals and how you can avoid these mistakes!

1. Setting goals that are too big and not realistic

When you’re setting your goals, it’s important to make sure that they are realistic. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds in two months, that’s not a realistic goal because it’s not attainable. You’ll most likely end up frustrated and give up because you didn’t reach your goal. Try setting smaller goals instead until you gradually lose the weight and then set another goal!

2. Not setting enough goals

– this leads to feeling overwhelmed, which makes people give up on their goal before they even start!

You should set as many goals as you can, but make sure that they are all achievable and within reach. For example, if your goal is to buy a house in three years AND win the lottery tomorrowโ€ฆ well, we know how this story ends! Just pick one of these big dreams and focus on making it come true. You’ll be so much happier when you figure out which dream is most important to you ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Believing that achieving a goal is all about willpower

– this is not true!

There are so many things that go into achieving a goal, such as planning and taking action. Just because you have the willpower to do something, doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. For example, I can have the willpower to stay up all night studying for an exam, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy for me! I’m not going to go out and party, which is what my friends might want to do – that’s just how it works.

It’s much easier if you plan everything ahead of time so that way there are no surprises when the time comes around ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Setting goals for other people instead of themselves

When you’re setting goals, it’s important to make sure that they are personal and for you. For example, if your goal is to get a promotion at work so that way you can make more money – this isn’t really a personal goal because it’s not something that only you can control. You need to focus on what YOU want in life, not what somebody else wants for you.

This is a really good way to make sure that your goals are achievable – because they’re personal!

5. Trying to do everything at once without taking care of oneself first

This is another big reason why people fail at reaching their goals. They try to do too many things at once and they don’t take care of themselves first! For example, if you’re trying to diet and work out every day but you’re not getting enough sleep, it’s going to be really hard for you to stick with your routine.

6. Having unrealistic expectations about what can be accomplished in a day or week

This goes back to setting realistic goals. When you’re trying to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time, it’s not going to be easy and you’re probably going to end up frustrated. For example, if your goal is to write a book in one week, that’s not really realistic. You might be able to write a few pages, but you’re not going to be able to write an entire book in that amount of time.

Take your time and set smaller goals so that way you can gradually achieve your larger goal!

7. They give up too easily when they fail to reach their goal in the first few days or weeks

It’s important to give yourself some time when you’re trying to achieve your goals. You might not reach them in the first couple of days or even months, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come true! Just keep working towards it and never give up ๐Ÿ™‚

8. They don’t take enough time to think about and plan for each step of their goal-setting process

When you’re trying to set goals, it’s important that you give yourself enough time to think about each step. For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds in two months but you don’t know how much exercise and healthy food you need for the day – this isn’t really going to be helpful! You’ll end up losing motivation and giving up because it feels too hard.

Another example, if your goal is to save money – you need to have a plan on how much money you want to save each month and what ways you can cut back on expenses.

If you don’t have a plan, it’s going to be really hard for you to reach your goal!

Just take a couple of minutes every day to think about how you’re going to accomplish your goals and that way they’ll be easier ๐Ÿ™‚

9. They have a negative attitude towards setting goals,

which means they never try at all – this is the worst mistake of all!

If you never try at all, then how are you going to accomplish your goals? You need to have a positive attitude towards goal-setting so that way it doesn’t seem like such an impossible thing. When you’re trying hard and giving everything your best shot – anything can happen ๐Ÿ™‚

As long as you keep trying your best, I know that you’ll be able to reach all of your goals!

10. They give up too easily

I already talked about this earlier, but it’s worth mentioning again. People often give up too easily when they’re trying to reach their goals and this is one of the main reasons why they fail.


In conclusion, there are many reasons why people fail at reaching their goals. However, if you follow these tips, you’ll be able to set and achieve your goals in no time! ๐Ÿ™‚