3 Psychological Reasons You Can’t Stick to Your Goals

Lack of clarity and specificity. When your goals are vague or too broad, it's easy to lose focus and motivation.

Perfectionism. The fear of not being perfect can paralyze you and prevent you from taking action.

Fear of failure. The fear of failure can be a powerful motivator, but it can also be paralyzing.

Lack of self-efficacy. If you don't believe in your ability to achieve your goals, you're less likely to stick to them.

 Procrastination. Putting off your goals until later can make them seem insurmountable.

Negative self-talk. Talking yourself out of your goals will only make it harder to achieve them.

Lack of support. Having people who support your goals can make a big difference in your ability to stick to them.

 Unrealistic expectations. If you set unrealistic expectations for yourself, you're more likely to give up when things get tough.

Lack of progress. If you don't see any progress towards your goals, it can be easy to lose motivation.