3 Reasons Why You Are Not Achieving Your Goals

by | Feb 18, 2021 | All, Artpieces

At the beginning of each year, do you make a list of all the things that you want to do differently, better, at all or not at all in the new year?
And what you set out to do, did you achieve by the end of the year? Cool, congratulations, then you will know exactly what your success factors are and you will not give the obstacles to success a chance.
And if you still need a bit of inspiration, the following three impulses might help you.


Impulse 1: You are not enthusiastic enough


Are you on fire when you think about your goal? Are your eyes glowing with excitement? Are you really up for your goal? Would you leave everything behind in order to achieve this goal? Does the thought of not making it almost cause physical pain?
If you can answer yes to all of the questions, congratulations, you are on the right track. If you answer one or more questions with no, then you will not achieve your goal. Your enthusiasm is the basis for achieving your goals.

Enthusiasm is the basis of all progress. With her, achievements succeed, without her excuses at most.

Henry Ford


Impulse 2: You only look at the one big goal


Great, if your goal is really big! That motivates, because big goals and visions have power and inspire you. Thinking big is undoubtedly a success factor.

Yet a great goal can be paralyzing as well. Then the thought carousel starts:

  • Can I really do it?
  • Isn’t that a size too big for me?
  • Is this realistic?


And then you don’t do anything, because you can’t do anything anyway. And how many people had big dreams and failed?
If you only look at the one big goal, you forget to celebrate the small successes! Celebrating is important and motivating and on the way to your big goal you will be able to celebrate some successes if you plan your goal correctly. Which leads us to impulse three.


Impulse 3: You didn’t plan your goal correctly


Good planning is everything. Only then can you think step by step, not the other way around. Imagine you are going on a hiking tour. You don’t plan and just go for it. Let’s see how far you get. And then you have walked a few kilometers and it starts to rain. You don’t have any rain gear with you because you just wanted to see how far you can get. So you turn back and now you do not have the opportunity (except completely soaked and hypothermic ;-)) to enjoy the great view of the valley, which would have awaited you a few kilometers further in the most beautiful sunshine.

So it is good to think about the complete tour beforehand and then divide it into tour sections.

  1. Put your big goal in writing
  2. Regularly imagine in great detail what it is like when you have achieved it
  3. Set milestones
  4. And then start doing


Even the longest journey begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu


“Steps” is a series of 4 works in the same format. They work both individually and in combination on the wall. “Steps” is inspired by this single important step that we simply have to take, even if the goal is not yet in sight or it is so huge that it seems forever far away.

“Steps” is half a square and, together with another “Steps” work, forms a square format. Each work consists of different colored, high-contrast layers of acrylic paint, Indian ink and charcoal.


On your wall, it reminds you to go and take the first important step.


See other original artwork on my portfolio page.
Questions? I will be happy to answer them!

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