When things aren’t coming together as fast you want or if nothing is happening at all, there is usually a common reason.
- Your “WHY” or motive isn’t big enough. This means there is no emotional reason for you to accomplish what you have stated in your LifeVision. Your mind is only hearing about how much work it’s going to be, the doing, doing, doing…without a motive or reason. Remember, the motive/why is one of the biggest factors in the accomplishment of goals.
- It’s not a true desire. You think you want it, it’s a cultural thing, or it’s a goal that someone else has given you. For example; you record that you weigh some ridiculously low number. You thought you wanted to weigh that amount, but really, you want to be able to eat also! The reality to weigh the amount recorded would be to never eat the foods that were “ off limits” Culturally, there is the pressure to be super thin and so you think this is what you should be doing. If you become more realistic and change the weight to something that is more realistic, you will begin seeing the results. You could still eat the “off limit” food in moderation and with exercise attain this new more realistic weight. You realize your true desire is to be healthy rather than just super thin.
- There’s a lot of baggage often attached to this desire. Using weight as an example again, if you’ve been overweight for years and years and years, it’s a bit unrealistic to think that in 6 short weeks you will be thin. If this has been plaguing you for years, it may take a bit of extra time. You may need to listen to your recording for 4-5 months until your beliefs about yourself start to change. There is more than enough hope even if there is lots of baggage surrounding the goal. This one just needs more time and BIG motives.
- It’s not God’s Will. This reason is not used as a chicken exit for unaccomplished goals; however, there are things that happen in life that you have absolutely no control over. When something doesn’t happen the way you planned it or if a goal just never seems to be accomplished, rather than getting all bent out of shape or frustrated, ask yourself “Why is this happening and What can I learn from it?” We can’t control when death will visit a loved-one or the economical future or we cannot control others to act or feel the way we want them to. If your goals and intentions are thoughtfully or prayerfully considered more often than not, those dreams and goal are in perfect alignment with God’s will.