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The surprising reason you're not achieving your goals
What's really holding you back from achieving your goals? It's not what you may think. - photo by Wendy Jessen
Do you have a goal or dream that isn't going anywhere? What is keeping you from achieving it?

This SoulPancake video shares what they thought 11,000 people would say when they asked them what was holding them back from reaching their goals procrastination, laziness, time, money, work, health, obligations, stress, exhaustion, burnout, no motivation or just plain giving up.

But those are not the main answers they heard. What is the biggest obstacle holding us back?


The video then shows us six people who overcame their fears and reached success. Three quotes stood out as inspiring:

  • "A lot of people don't follow their dreams because they tell themselves 'I can't do it,' or 'Nobody will understand.'"
  • "You have two choices: You have fear, and you have faith."
  • "People will often tell you 'no' more than 'yes.' Don't accept the 'no.'"
What's holding you back?

Don't let your fears keep you from greatness. Your biggest regret will be not ever trying because of fear. How will you know if you don't try? Even if you don't ultimately reach your goal, there are wonderful experiences along the way. Read these "5 ways to conquer fear."

Allow faith, hope and confidence to overcome your fear. Of course, there will be setbacks and hard times when you feel like giving up, but don't! What if the great people in the world gave up? Life as we know it would be a lot different. Read this article on taking steps to reach your goal.

To help your children with their goals, check out "Ready, set, goal! Helping your children set and achieve goals."

Replace your fears with faith and don't let anything, or anyone, stop you from your success.
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