Why goals fail 7 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

  1. Instant gratification

The issue of priority just ties into instant gratification. There are too many dreams being killed by instant gratification. People embark on a project, make a little money and can’t think about putting the money back into the project. Someone takes a loan to start a business and starts taking vacation abroad when the business hasn’t even stabilized. This kind of entrepreneur also looks for business class seats or even fly first class from business loans. Even if the money is not business loans, you should be frugal to stay afloat. You must delay personal rewards for your goals to be met. If you can’t delay then you will enjoy and after a while, you can’t hit the goal. Once you can’t hit your goal, you may return to ‘square one.’ Then you start suffering all over and looking for help. Your business can hit the goal of becoming an empire if only you delay gratification. Whatever your goal is, you should not never be in a hurry to suck the honey from the rewards you are getting until you have driven the final nail into the wood.

  1. Underrating the ease of achieving a goal.

Some goals will look very easy. You will think they are things that don’t require much. The goals will appear easy because you know some people you think you can call to get things done. When you underrate how easy it will be to achieve a goal,it might take you many more years to get it done. In some cases, the goals may never be met. Sometimes, it is because people underrate how easy it ought to be to bit a goal that they leave things until last minute. Whenever you create a goal, pursue that goal with every energy that you have. Do not think it should be easy and you don’t need to stress yourself over the goal. Some people thought success would come easy to them and that’s why they are still struggling with something their mates did five years ago. Others are still battling with something their mates accomplished ten years ago. If you have a goal, charge towards the goal daily and make it look that it just might be your last opportunity to fix things.

  1. Inability to delegate

There will be too many things you need to do and if you don’t want to fail, you must learn to delegate. Trust is the reason some others can’t delegate but to hit some goals, you have to trust people and delegate to them. Some others need to be trained and you can delegate to them after training them. If you refuse to trust or train people you can delegate to, you will remain preoccupied with things you should have left behind a long time ago. When you delegate,you can move on to other things and move fast in getting them done. This is how people build structures, organizations and empires. You should get to a level where you don’t do everything yourself.

About the author Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers. He's a highly engaging training facilitator and he holds his large audience spell bound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies and religious organizations where he facilitates trainings, he has been a part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. He's an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009. Fola Daniel has authored at least 5 books including ‘Writing Business Proposals,’ ‘The Mentoring father’ and ‘Get up and hit that goal.’ He talked about Social Media on Info.com - An ICT Show on Lagos Television from August 2015 to late 2016. He’s a regular guest on some national tv platforms (including Channels TV and Television Continental) and a delight to their audience. He trained as a communications professional, works as a business consultant and was also trained at Lagos Business School in collaboration with Google as a Digital Business Manager. He is the President and CEO of the Edible Pen Group.

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