3 Beliefs that Sabotage Goals

 In Dream Achievers, DreamAchiever, Goal Setting, mindset, personal growth, self limiting beliefs

Self Limiting Beliefs

Do you have some big goals?

Are you making progress?  

Or are you making excuses?  

How long have you been saying you were going to make a profit in your business?  Try a new career path? Get out of debt? Grow your business?

Maybe you tried last year and it didn’t pan out.  You started strong but then fizzled out. Created a business plan but couldn’t find the cash to get started. Created lots of new products (yay!) but hardly sold anything (boo!).

Maybe you figure goals and dreams like that are for other people.  People who are lucky.  People who are really talented or smart.  People who have willpower.  People who have connections.

Truth or Fiction?

What if I told you none of those things are necessary for you to be successful in accomplishing your dream?  What if I told you that you are sabotaging your success with your beliefs?

Our beliefs are so wired into our brains that many times we aren’t even aware of how they guide our steps.   I spent ten years after writing my first Wyatt the Wonder Dog book, waiting for someone to appear in my life and tell me how to get it published.  What if I told you that NO ONE like that ever came along and I could easily still be waiting for something to happen if I hadn’t changed my thinking? Dreaming, planning, setting goals, even creating products and services are a start, but to accomplish a goal you have to have an action plan. Then you have to take action, persistently and consistently.

A necessary part of accomplishing any goal is to examine your beliefs about yourself to make sure you aren’t sabotaging your efforts with your mindset. Here are 3 beliefs that can keep you from accomplishing your goal:

Beliefs that Keep You Stuck

Here are three common beliefs that wreak havoc with our ability to move forward. Do any of these sound familiar?

  1. Do you believe that you don’t deserve it?  Is your image of yourself that of someone who can only do average things in an average world?  Are you someone who can’t possibly be so extraordinary as to step outside the parameters of “normal”?  Do you feel that you aren’t worthy of success?
  2. Do you believe that comfort in your present situation, even an uncomfortable present situation, is better than venturing into unknown territory?  Have you become so accustomed to the status quo that you actually prefer it to stepping out into the unknown?
  3. Do you believe that if you are successful you will lose something or someone?  Perhaps family, friends or co-workers would be unhappy, jealous, resentful, or disappointed? Are you afraid that you will no longer fit in?  Will you lose your supportive relationships?

Mindset is Key

What we believe about ourselves shapes who we are.  It shapes the goals we set, the path we take and the energy we put into accomplishing our dreams.  If we believe ourselves to be inadequate to meet the challenge or incapable of pushing beyond our perceived limits, then we will be stuck doing what we’ve always been doing and getting the same results we’ve always gotten.  If we wait for others to approve and give support or for the stars to perfectly align before we move forward in our plan, we will always be waiting.

One of the great icons of the motivational world, Zig Ziglar used to say that he was so positive and so sure of accomplishing his goals that he would, “go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take the tartar sauce with me.” 

What about you? 

Can you envision your goal? 

Can you envision you in the future accomplishing your goal?  Are your beliefs inline with success?

Are you so confident, so determined that you would take off after Moby Dick and bring the tartar sauce?

Want to tackle those dragon beliefs that are limiting your life? 

Want to become a Dream Achiever? 

I can help slay the dragon and get you unstuck with my Dream Achiever Coaching program.

Say YES to your business and a bigger impact in 2022.

Ready to get started?

Email me at dream@lynnewatts.com to schedule a no cost Business Accelerator Zoom Call  and learn the 3 things that are holding you back in your business and the one thing you need to focus on to increase sales, profitability and impact. 

You were meant to make a difference in the world.

Your business matters.

I’d like to help. 

heather gill

Thinking about Dream Achiever Coaching?  Do it now. Be vulnerable and trust the process.  Don’t see this as a program but as a way to find out who you are and what you need and want for your own future.  I leave each call feeling validated, supported and more confident in my ability to solve my own problems and take my own next steps. 

Heather Gill~ Family and Community Engagement Specialist





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  • Val Hudgins

    Well written and inspirational, as always, Lynne. Sharing!

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