Not hitting my goals — and worried
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
I’ve noticed I have a subtle, mental habit of worrying about whether or not I’ll hit my targets. Sometimes I hit them, sometimes I don’t. Even though I’ve hit certain goals, I didn’t hit my revenue targets.
This has been going on for a while — two years of not hitting my targets.
I’m over it. I’m done worrying. I’m not sure if it’s doubt, or a lack of trust that I can take action? Maybe I distrust my team and their ability to follow through. I’m not the managerial type. Is it that I’m just setting the wrong targets?
Who or what are you blaming for not hitting your targets?
I know you’re blaming something, because you’re not saying, “I chose not to hit my targets.” You’re saying, “I didn’t hit them.”
You’re either leaving it up to chance, or you’re choosing not to hit your targets.
In some subtle way in your mind, you’re blaming it on something — not enough time, not enough people, something.
If you’re going to overcome this, you have to look at what are you actually blaming.
In order to do something you haven’t done before, you have to take full ownership of the result.
You have to look at what the real issue is…
On some level, you chose not to hit the target.
I’ve always found that if someone sets a goal, and they’re not reaching it year after year — some part of them doesn’t want to look at what the real problem is and make the change.
Whether it’s something you have to do — like firing or hiring new people on the team — there’s something you’re resisting changing. You’re not looking at it, or you don’t want to see it.
It’s either too much work, or it feels risky.
Get really get honest with yourself, so that at least you’re not tormenting yourself.
Worry is a trick of your subconscious mind to make you think you’re doing something productive, when you’re not… and it serves one primary purpose:
To keep you small, and EXACTLY where you are.
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