3 Goal-Setting Myths of 2019 That Kept You Stuck


3 Goal-Setting Myths of 2019 That Kept You Stuck

Theresa Forever

Welcome back! I hope you had an awesome weekend! If you’re new here welcome and thanks for kicking it with me today! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Theresa, but my friends call me Tee, you’re welcome to do the same! I help big dreamers who struggle with self-discipline and procrastination take action on their business & lifestyle goals so that they can have more independence and really just create the life they want. Unlike many who tell you achieving your goals takes a lot of time, I show you how to hit your goals in 90 days or less using proven strategies. Hit play and let’s talk about it!

Today we’re diving into the 3 myths that have kept you from turning your goals into reality. Now when you hear some of these you might think, “Hey, that one is true” but I want to challenge you to be open to seeing these beliefs from another perspective. Instead of fighting to be right and trying to hold on to a belief that has kept you comfortable and safe think about the life you want to create, full of financial independence, absolute time freedom, and so much more. How much faster will you achieve your goals if you adopt a worldview that helps you create more of what you want? How much faster will you turn your goals into reality when you let go of beliefs and myths that are holding you back? Right? So if you’re ready let’s dive in!

The top 3 goal-setting myths of 2019:

1. If I set a goal I’m not leaving room for God’s plan

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say things like “I’m not going to set any goals I’m just going to let God do His thing in my life, I don’t want to work against God’s plan for my life so I’m just going to wait and see what He does. I don’t want to make anything happen so I’m just going to trust that God is working it out.”

Now, listen to me carefully and hear my heart as you read this because I don’t want you to misunderstand what I’m saying here. God is not intimidated by your goals. What if and I really want you to consider this, what if, every dream on your heart was actually put there by God and He wants you to work with Him to turn them into reality?!

What if this big crazy dream that you have is actually a vision of what God has planned for you, but because you’re too afraid to set goals and put in some work you’re actually limiting God and restricting Him from directing and leading you to create what He wants?

You see, just a few short years ago (about 5 years ago) I believed this too! I thought man if I set goals and start working on them I might be working against God’s plan and I don’t want to do that. I want to show God that I trust Him by waiting on Him to tell me where to go when to go, how to go, and all of that good stuff. But here’s what I’ve learned. Believing and trusting God gives me the fuel I need to take action. That is the driving force behind every decision I make and every mountain I climb.

We don’t set goals AGAINST God’s plan we work with Him to create a plan together. Faith (trusting God) without works (action) is DEAD. It doesn’t work. Faith + goals = results. You’re not putting God on a timeline and giving Him deadlines no, no those are for you to have structure and get things done. You’re not putting God in a box and telling Him “You better come through by this day or else…” No, no, no. The plan is for you to execute.

There is a famous quote by Saint Augustine that says, “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” This is the secret sauce to seeing God’s plan unfold in your life. You can thank me later!

2. Achieving goals require too much work

Now listen, nobody will tell you achieving your goals is a walk in the park. On the same token, it is not all about grinding either. Whether your goal is to start a movement that spreads around the world, grow your idea into a billion-dollar business, end child poverty, or become one of the best, most sought after voices in your industry you will have to put the pedal to the metal and get results. You have to put in work and here’s the thing.
In life, you will either spend all of your time (your most valuable asset) working to build someone else’s business (dream) or you will invest your time building your own. Now, I have to say this for everyone who does not have a goal to have their own business and is happy growing up the corporate ladder. More power to you, that is cool. Building someone else’s dream is not limited to business. You can do this with your family, friends, community, and so on. It’s about prioritizing other people’s agenda above your own. The moral of the story is in life we have to work BUT you get to chose where your effort goes.
You can work on building out your dream and finally turning your goals into reality or you can be busy getting results for others, but never actualizing the dreams on your heart. No matter which choice you make you are still working! I hope you see that. No matter if you commit to your goals or not you will still be exerting physical effort to achieve something. So, why not save yourself time and energy and just commit to your goals to get the big, crazy results you want!
Jim Rohn said, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” Choose wisely then execute.

3. I have to set annual goals

This myth is the reason why 91% of people fail at achieving their goals. Science proves that out of the millions of people who set goals at the beginning of each year ONLY 8% of people actually achieve them! That is outrageous! That is like saying 8/100 people achieve their goals! #CRAZY
The reason why this happens is because when you set annual goals you overestimate how much time you actually have and end up procrastinating. You don’t follow through on your plans and think “it’s okay, I can start tomorrow, next week, or next month”. By the time June comes around (6 months into the year) you realize, “man, I am nowhere close to hitting my goals” you try to go for it again, the same thing happens and by the time December comes you’re tired, beat down, and not inspired to try again.
Instead of setting annual goals use a 90-day framework to create a focused plan you can follow through with which will help you to get started asap and lead to results in 90 days or LESS! Trust me, I’ve not only grown my blog from 0 readers to now over 20,000 people using this principle, but I’ve also used this strategy to grow my online business, launch my podcast, and build momentum with every goal I set!
The name of the game is results baby! Result, results, RESULTS! If you’re not getting new results you’re not making progress and if you’re not making progress you’re not working on the right things and if you aren’t putting all of your attention and energy on things that will move you closer to achieving your goals then you will not achieve them. It’s that simple.
Oprah said, “the greatest journey you will take is to live the life of your dreams.” Using a 90-day framework to set goals will help you to easily do this without letting a whole year go by before you start seeing results. Are you with me? Good!


Something I want you to realize is that all of these myths are actually beliefs that hold you back from maximizing your life, exploring your full potential, and being all that God made you to be. When you can uncover the roots hiding in the soil the flower is able to blossom. When you uncover the beliefs that are holding you back (hiding in your subconscious mind) you are able to grow.

Have one of these myths kept you from achieving your goals this year? Be honest with yourself. Did you hit all of the big crazy goals you were dreaming of or have you fallen short? Are you exactly where you thought you would be by the end of this year or are you disappointed by your lack of progress?

What stopped you from crushing your goal? Which of these 3 myths got in your way? Was it that you set an annual goal and procrastinated? Did you think if you did any work you would get in God’s way? Were you crippled by fear and didn’t want to look “stupid” if you failed? Once you have the reason in your mind grab your journal and write it down (hit play and I will walk you through this exercise)!

There is no heat and no judgment! I’ve been in your shoes MANY times! I’m here to challenge you to go beyond where you are. Create what you know is possible and live the life of your wildest dreams. So my question for you is, why don’t you try something different in 2020? Instead of following the crowd, setting a new goal for the new year, and hoping, wishing, praying, and waiting to see what happens why don’t you create it? Why don’t you take responsibility for your life and results so that you can maximize the opportunities you have right in front of you!

In 2020 use a 90-day framework to be more productive, achieve your goals faster, and best of all create momentum in your life! I’m going to challenge you to learn a system that will walk you step-by-step through the principles of how to turn your goals into reality. I’m going to challenge you to value yourself, your vision, your goals, and your dreams so much that you give yourself some structure to work with.

I mean really think about it. How disappointed will you be when next year at this time your life is in the exact same position as you’re in right now? How frustrated will you feel when you spend another year trying to figure it out and you realize you haven’t quite found the secret so your life is not progressing? How tired and stressed out will you feel when you try everything you know and still…nothing is working. You’re still broke,  living paycheque to paycheque and you’re still not having impact in the world.

If you’re serious about making 2020 your year of extraordinary results and explosive breakthroughs then sign up to learn more about my first ever online course called How to Turn Your Goals Into Reality. This is designed to take you from being confused and not knowing where to start with your big business and lifestyle goals to having a clear road map giving you step-by-step support. It’s like your very own personal GPS!

Instead of spending all of your money on gifts for everyone around you why not do one thing for yourself today that your future self will thank you for? Why not give yourself the gift of freedom and invest in your dreams. You are totally worth it! Trust me, time will not slow down for you to try it figure it out and get it right. If you want to learn the most efficient way to turn your goals into reality go here to learn more! Until next time, xo!

Theresa Forever
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I’m Theresa Forver

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There is nothing I love more than walking along the lake, eating fish tacos, and the scent of a lemongrass candles while working from home with my 2 year old Michael in my lap and my sweet girls Layah and Maya singing “let it go!” in the background!

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