If goal setting is so easy, why doesn’t everyone do it?

I will preface this by saying that we like to consider ourselves as rational and logical human beings. As long as we do not acknowledge, accept and embrace our subconscious we will continually be perplexed and frustrated by our efforts at setting and then failing to achieve our goals.

A good analogy is likening our conscious (logical mind) to the visible part of an iceberg. This is the 1/10th of the entire structure that we see floating in the ocean. The other 9/10th that is submerged is basically the all powerful subconscious mind with its many programs that run us.

One such powerful program that stops us from setting goals is the fear of failure. Fundamentally the fear of failure can be summed up as the fear that other people will discover that we are inadequate and therefore undeserving of acceptance, respect and ultimately love and affection. Ouch!

That of course, is untrue but the faulty programming for this erroneous core belief was installed when we were young, innocent and impressionable.

The good news is that we do not have to labor under the weight of these non serving core beliefs if we choose not to.


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Goal setting and the fear of failure

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