Beware of Goal Busters

Note from Michelle: I decided to share a great article today from one of the most action-oriented women I know.  When this lady talks about goals and action, it’s from experience, and there’s lots to learn!

Do you have lofty goals? Then you should be aware of the goal busters that surround you.

Goal busters can be anything from a deceptively friendly acquaintance (who really doesn’t want you to succeed) to even an inanimate object. Consider a few examples of persons, places and things that seem to carry negative energy-which is lethal to a person trying to make a change in life!

1. Unsupportive Friends

It’s one thing for a friend to be critical of your efforts. You can have a nice heart-to-heart with such a person and tell them to knock it off. However, friends that are “lukewarm”, meaning they have no strong opinion in support or in criticism of your efforts, can be the most damaging types of friends.

Why keep up a new mission in life if no one around you seems to care? Limit your association with these friends and instead find a group that provides moral support.

2. Objects of the Past

Keeping objects around the house that have special significance can be counterproductive to creating a new you. This is why some individuals find it practical to remove old photos or memorabilia of an ex-lover from their house.

Dwelling on past memories will only slow you down and cause you to look back. To accelerate your progress, remove such inanimate objects, as they are a tremendous source of negative energy. If you don’t want to lose these things then leave them at a friends house or stuff them in a closet somewhere that’s hard to access.

3. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Your dream may be something very different from another persons dream. It’s not wise to compare yourself to friends, co-workers or famous people. Do not determine that unless you can defeat your contemporary, or reach greater heights than everyone else, that the goal is not worth accomplishing. You are not interested in leaving a legacy behind. (That sort of thing is unpredictable) You are interested in improving yourself as a person and finding happiness.

Michele Scism is known as The Results Lady. She is a Business Strategist who helps service professionals and business owners get the results out of their business that they want by using better marketing strategies and business success strategies designed to increase sales and profit.

She publishes a bi-weekly ezine called Decisive Success Strategies which, along with her website, provides how-to articles and lots of free tips for business owners serious about creating a powerful marketing strategy for their business. Get your success strategies and free tips at

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  2. I completely agree with these three points. Another point I’d include is Manage Your Goal in Small Bites. A big goal is overwhelming and unwieldy – a bit like trying to carry a large person who’s passed out. But by breaking the big goal into manageable small bites, you create a continuous stream of potential “wins” as you check these smaller goals off your to-do list. One final thought – an unsupportive family can kill a dream. If you live with others who “just don’t understand,” cultivate friendships with people who do and lean on them.
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  3. I’ve made a real effort to stop trying to compare myself to others because it really can be detrimental to your success. If you’re too wrapped up with hating on others or trying to be exactly like them, you’ll never get anything done or be unique.
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  4. Hey Girl – Thank you so much for posting my article. I really appreciate it!

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    The Results Lady
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  6. Thank you! I”m my own worst enemy.

    I am trying very hard to stop setting my goals for a day a little lower, so I CAN get everything done that I schedule that day. We’ll see how it goes.
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