2018 is coming to an end, and with the New Year comes a time to reflect on the goals you achieved in the previous twelve months – as well how to overcome failure of not achieving some goals in 2018 – because your failures are just as important for your growth as your successes are.
Failures teach you extremely valuable lessons you need to learn in order to be better able to create the life you want in the future.
But you have to be willing to acknowledge your failures and then analyze them in order to extract new awarenesses and wisdom from them.
Here are 5 tips to overcome failure and achieve your missed 2018 goals in 2019.
1. Forgive Yourself for Not Achieving Your 2018 Goals
It can be all too easy to become judgmental and get down on yourself for what you failed to achieve.
But beating yourself up over missing your goals isn’t going to change the past, and it isn’t going to help you going forward into the future either.
What it will do is negatively impact your self-esteem, your self-confidence, and your motivation.
So start by letting go of any lingering guilt or frustration with yourself, and then turn your attention to what you can learn from the experience.
Now let’s take a look at the goals you failed to accomplish during the previous year.
What exactly were those goals? And what stopped you from accomplishing them?
The first possibility is those goals were what I refer to as SHOULD goals.
Goals you think you should do, but that you don’t really want to do.
Goals like losing weight, working out more often, running a marathon, spending more time with your parents, and learning a foreign language.
You think you should do them, you think they would be good for you, but deep down you’re really not that committed to them.
These are often the goals that keep appearing year after year on your list of goals and never get accomplished.
You want your goals to be things that you really, really want to accomplish – goals that excite you, goals that you can’t wait to get out of bed to work on.
Goals like de-cluttering your office might be a should goal.
Learning to scuba dive or writing your book, or getting your realtor’s license might be something you really want to do.
Make sure to follow your joy.
Ask yourself what lights YOU up.
2. Be 100% Committed to Your Goals in 2019
Another thing that stops goals from being accomplished is not making a 100%, no matter what commitment to achieving a goal when you set it.
Once you have…