Why do people fail to reach their goals?

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Why do people fail to reach their goals?
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People fail because they procrastinate and they lack courage and motivation to pursue their goals.

There are a number of reasons why people fail, and I think the biggest mistake we make is when we trust ourselves to the point that we don’t ask for God’s help anymore. Man has become self-sufficient, especially with modern technology in its disposal, but let us not forget to trust in the Lord and not rely on our own understanding (Prov. 3:5-6). Experiencing failure is not uncommon, so don’t worry about it. Pray, dust yourself and try again. But this time, do it with God

There’s a lot of reasons why people fail to reach their goals. It can either be there is something wrong with the goal itself, they didn’t include God in their goal or simply they didn’t work hard enough for it. However, when it comes to failure to reach a goal, there’a a parable that comes to mind.

Luk 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luk 14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Luk 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

In this parable, the goal is build a tower, in order for a person to build a tower, he has to consider the cost and then plan ahead. Failure to do so means failure to reach the goal.

Luk 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Luk 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

Same principle can be applied here. The king should consider what is the more practical first step, either go to war or seek for peace.

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I agree that there are lots factors to consider like is the goal S.M.A.R.T? Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timebound?

If it is SMART, the next question is how about your FOCUS?

Are your really focus in achieving that goal?
Are you not being distracted come what may?

What are your habits? Is that helpful in achieving your goal?

What about your momentum in doing that helpful habits? Your consistency? Your tenacity?

My main point is, How FOCUS are you?

Well said Sir @eestioko! Some failed because they are too focus with the goal but lack in asking God’s guidance towards reaching the goal. Have a blessed Sunday!:blush:

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Hi there @theenaocay! No matter how focus we are, if our plans and goals is not inline with God’s plan for us we are really prone to distraction. Therefore, as focus as we are, we should not forget Jeremiah 29:11 :wink:

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