I don’t remember where I came across this, but if you want to ensure that you don’t reach any goals you set, this list at Achieve-IT! is one of the best lists ever. I’ve actually done every single one of them at one time or another!
The ten steps you can take to guarantee failure:
- make your goals vague
- make your goals difficult to visualize
- think and speak negatively about your goals
- avoid planning incremental steps
- don’t do—talk
- wait until you’re motivated
- don’t set a date
- list why it’s impossible
- don’t research your goal
- think of anything except your goal
That’s a pretty definitive list, wouldn’t you say?