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  • Writer's pictureMichael A Cassar

Main Reasons For Giving Up and How To Avoid Them

In life, there are really two choices you can make: you can give up or can try again. There are always going to be mistakes made and challenges failed, but the important thing to do is to keep trying. We have put together a list of some of the common reasons for goal abandonment so that you can avoid their pitfalls.

Setting Unreasonable Goals

One of the main causes of goal abandonment is that the goals set were unreasonable, to begin with. When a goal is unrealistic, it is impossible to see the goalpost, let alone reach it. To avoid some common mistakes, make a point of setting lofty, yet manageable goals that you can reach over time. There is no reason you can’t set a new goal once you reach your old one, but if you have an impossible goal, you won’t make progress at all.

Not Wanting to Leave a Comfort Zone

Let’s face it, humans are creatures of habit and most of us enjoy staying within the realm of the well-known. Moving outside of one’s comfort zone is one of the biggest triggers of goal abandonment. There is always going to be “good enough”, but if you want to achieve big things, you need to be better than good enough. Humans, like water, will naturally take the path of least resistance which can lead to giving up early on in the race. Instead, push yourself to do better, take risks, and reap the rewards that come along with it.

Thinking Problems are Unique

While all of us are unique, none of our problems actually are. The world has been around for millennia and so have most of the problems we face each day. These problems can live rent-free in our heads which can quickly lead to goal abandonment. Instead of thinking small, take a look at the larger picture and take solace instead. Once you realize that millions of others have been in your place, it will be easier to seek out solutions that can help you reach your goals.

Lack of Motivation

It is very hard to move forward if you are lacking the motivation to do so. Everything worth having or doing takes hard work. If you don’t have the motivation to do that work, it will result in the abandonment of the goal. Self-discipline, motivation, and commitment are essential if you want to succeed in achieving your dreams. Having a dream is great, but it is not enough to produce results. Give up short-term satisfaction in favor of moving closer to your goals in order to succeed.

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