What is your biggest obstacle to achieving your goals in 2021?
It’s not a lack of time or bad timing. It’s not age, ability, or finances. And it’s not even the coronavirus.
Believe it or not, research says it’s you.1
In fact, most of us trip ourselves up when it comes to achieving our goals. That includes New Year’s resolutions.2
Even when we have the best intentions, we can get in the way of our own progress.
And that’s far more likely to happen during times of uncertainty.3
That’s when we tend to stagnate. We avoid long-term plans and push pause on our big goals. And we become paralyzed by uncertainty. Sometimes, that means we simply give up on setting goals entirely.4
And, yet, New Year’s goals help us.
They give us a sense of control and keep us grounded in unpredictable times. And they can help us cope with uncertainty and motivate us to keep trying to improve parts of our lives.5
So, how do you overcome uncertainty paralysis? How do you set goals when everything feels so up in the air?
With a handful of simple, powerful principles that can help you set the right goals and expectations.
If you can use these principles as you set and pursue your goals, you’ll be able to choose better goals that are within your power to achieve. You can also discover new paths to progress — even during the most chaotic times.