Only 8% of people succeed in their New Year’s Resolutions. That is 92% of people create a goal that is important to them, commit to themselves to go after the goal and then fail to achieve it. 25% of them don’t even make it through the first week before they give up on their goals. Most people simply aren’t willing to commit to their dreams.
One of the most common reasons people fail to achieve their goals is that they are afraid of failing. One study showed that a significant percent of people don’t even apply for jobs that might be a bit of a stretch. They are too embarrassed. What if they get the interview and aren’t qualified……how embarrassing! I hope you read that with as much sarcasm as I intended, because I intended a lot of sarcasm. Buckets and buckets full.
Imagine what you could accomplish if you were not afraid to fail. The reality is reality isn’t likely to be holding you back. It isn’t your education or your looks. It isn’t your speaking ability or your financial resources. These are obstacles but other’s have overcome them, why not you? Tom Petty is a singer? Some people think Keith Richards was a sex symbol? Donald Trump is the president? Think about that one for a minute. If these people achieved their goals, why not you?
Achieving a goal is like building a bridge. Slow down. Take a step, just one step today, and work toward your goal. Don’t worry about the end. Don’t worry about other people’s impression. Just take a step today and then another.