It’s Goal Setting Season

Don’t Wait on the Sidelines

L.T. Garvin
4 min readJan 27


Most studies indicate that at least 14% — 20% of people who set goals are ten times more successful than those who don’t; although the percentage numbers can vary. Goal setting is usually a definite requirement for employees and teams in the corporate world and includes personal goals alongside work goals.

Is there anything that you want to achieve personally or professionally? It may be time to move into the upper 20% bracket and set those goals, and more importantly, develop a mindset to achieve them.

Ideally, goals should be sorted into being and doing. What do you want to become? What do you want to achieve? Do you want to become an entrepreneur? Copywriter? Designer? Do you want to achieve success as measured by wealth? Freedom? Self-fulfillment? What about good health or increasing your fitness level?

What Keeps People From Achieving Their Goals?

Fear of Failure, Fear of Success

Both fears of failure or even success can be perceived negatively. Regarding failure, so many people do not believe in themselves. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will? Now is the time to dig deep and tell yourself that you are worth it. Create a positive inner voice, or good vibes as the kids say now.

Lack of Follow-Through and Commitment

If you don’t devote your all to attaining the goal, you will only garner mediocre results. Don’t write your goals in the air, write them on paper. Post inspiring goals or photos on your refrigerator or computer where you can see them every day. Set up checkpoints to see where you are in the attainment process.


So now, you planned, decided upon a goal or goals, and wrote them down. Take action. You must put it in motion to progress on this journey. Without being active nothing can happen. Ask yourself constantly what steps you are taking to make a goal become reality. It is always time to begin.

Not Truly Understanding the Goal-Setting Process

Don’t set a goal that’s not relevant to you, it must truly matter and be applicable. Setting a goal is about changing yourself. Demonstrate to those around you and the world who you want to become and what you want to achieve. Change must happen.



L.T. Garvin

Lana Broussard writing as L.T. Garvin , Author -English Teacher - ESL Tutor — Writes Fiction, Poetry, and Various Articles on the Quandries of Life.