What holds you back from achieving your goals?\r\nWe often find this question easy to answer as we can find a heap of reasons, or excuses, why we haven\u2019t achieved what we set out to achieve or complete what we set out to complete.\r\nSometimes it\u2019s US that holds us back. Our lack of self-belief or the limitations we put on ourselves creates a barrier which disables us before we even start!\r\nIf you were totally honest with yourself, what REALLY holds you back from achieving your goals?\r\nIf we track back to the source of our situation, we nearly always end up realising it\u2019s a personal issue or reason that stops or prevents us from achieving, rather than the need to upskill or learn something new.\r\nIf we honestly asked ourselves why we give up on goals or even why we don\u2019t set goals, what might we say?\r\nI am often asked, is it\u2019s better to have a SMART, (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound) goal; or is better to have a \u2018hairy audacious\u2019 goal?\r\nOne could argue that a goal without a deadline is a dream, but often dreams come true, dreams are our vision and us thinking big! Isn\u2019t a \u2018hairy audacious\u2019 goal a great place to start?\r\nIf you\u2019ve ever put together a vision board this is a great way not only of clarifying how you would like to see things but seeing it visibly every day helps you keep focused on what you want and how it will look and help you \u2018feel\u2019 like you are already there when you look at it.\r\nWhether your goal is SMART or \u2018hairy audacious\u2019, you need to be flexible, adaptable and stretch and grow into what you want to be, and this can feel uncomfortable. But learning to ride a bike was painful and uncomfortable but we still managed it didn\u2019t we?\r\nDon\u2019t let your present situation limit you and your goals as, this limits you \u2013 so dream it \u2013 think it \u2013 do it! NOW!\r\nThen you can honestly say nothing holds me back from achieving my goals!