Why do I deviate from my goals? 9 Prominent Reasons

1. Lack of Motivation:

When your goals don’t motivate you or interests you, you no longer actively pursue it. Eventually, you deviate from it.

2. No Goals/Vague Goals:

Setting specific and clear goals is important. Having vague goals will make you deviate.

3. Achievable. Not Fantasized.

A goal should not always be in the dream stage. It should go to the actionable stage. For that, you need to set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound goals. Set true goals and not fantasized about goals.

4. Do you have too many goals set?

Having too many goals will make you overwhelmed. By thinking about the efforts you need to give you start to deviate from the goals. Stop multitasking and goal-hopping. Set a goal. Work for it. Accomplish it. Move on to the next.

5. Expecting efforts from others:

Don’t expect people and surroundings to fix the problem of your goals. And, don’t blame if something goes wrong. This attitude makes you want to deviate from your goals.

It’s is your goal. Take responsibility.

6. Impress others:

Do you set goals to please people around you or impress others? You will end up deviating from those goals easily. Set goals for yourself and your needs.

7. Easily Distracted?

If you get easily distracted by even little things, the chances of deviating from your goals are high. Make sure, you train yourself to overcome distractions.

8. Short-Wins:

People expect quick wins and short-wins without having to put effort and wait patiently. If those wins don’t happen, they quickly deviate from heir goals. Achieving goals takes time, effort, and patience.

9. Fear to handle obstacles:

Fear to face failures, obstacle, and criticisms is one of the principal reasons people deviate from their goals.