Why Goal Setting doesn't work.Goal Setting is just like New Year’s Resolutions (that are set on 1 Jan when you are full of good intentions and ready to turn over a new leaf, and are mostly broken by 15 Jan) rarely last long.

This because people either neglect to address the core reasons why their business or life is not how they wanted it to be in the first place. Or because they have set themselves up to fail by trying to attempt to do something new or to change an ingrained habit when the timing is not quite right.

Why changes never last?

Changes generally never last, not because you don’t know exactly what to do, and not because you are lazy, or stupid.

The two major reasons that Goal Setting does not work is because you are changing habits (often formed over a lifetime), and you are facing fears that may have been handed to you down the generations, and drummed into you from childhood.

As humans we crave certainty as much as we crave change. It is ironic really! We are also afraid of the unknown but bored and unhappy with the known, the classic double bind.

Unless you can identify your own personal ‘patterns of self-sabotage’ for the ‘stories’ that they really are, see my previous post (Are you addicted to your story telling?) then you they will continue to undermine any potential changes that you attempt to make to create a different life and outcome.

Breaking free to create the business and life that what you want to live. 

The good news is that it is possible to create new habits and to face your fears. The next Goal Setting for Success Event is being held on 26 January 2016 (watch out for the 1-day Black Friday special on 27 November 2015) and has been designed to help participants to do that. It includes tools and strategies that enable attendees to understand how they can create effective change and achieve their goals to create a business and life they love living!



The next live event will be held on Tuesday 26 January 2016 in London. You can book your early bird place today. Watch out for the 1-Day Black Friday Special Offer on Friday 27 November 2015. Make sure you are following me on social media to keep informed. Places are limited so please don’t miss this opportunity to attend the next live 1-Day Goal Setting for Success Event as they only happen once a Quarter and the next one won’t be until Q2 2016.

Watch what happened at the last Goal Setting For Success Event 20 Oct 2015

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