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  1. Rohan Chaubey (@TechBluemoon) said:

    Hi Niks, Sorry I was not able to reply to your previous posts as I was dealing with some class tests. But nice to see a new and relatable post on SUL.

    The last time, I forgot to mention that I liked the favicon. :)

    You have well listed the traits which does not contributes in having to achieve short as well as long term goals.

    Loved that Tom Landry’s quote. It is indeed easy to set new goals but difficult to accomplish them.

    Yeah… Rewarding yourself in completing and achieving goals do help. Tried it myself.

    Well said Niks. We don’t really need to always ask for others approval or work on others expectation. We are here to express and not to impress.

    Also, procrastination and underestimating our skills and talents might not let us achieve our goals.

    Thank you so much Niks for sharing this post with us. And I will try working on some of my habits too. This was helpful.

    Believe in yourself, commit and make the wonder happen!

    January 23, 2015
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    • Hey Rohan :)

      No issues at all! I hope you did well with your studies :D Thank you for noticing the minor changes! I have also been a little busy juggling work and blog :( Tom Landry was an inspirational coach who was amazing! You should read about him :)

      Thanks for the visit Rohan,
      Cheers,
      Nik

      January 23, 2015
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  2. Harleena Singh said:

    Hi Nik,

    Wonderful post indeed :)

    Yes, it’s human nature to want instant results, especially in the busy lives we lead, who really has the time or patience to wait! Few realize the importance of time and hard work.

    We need to realize and understand that Rome too wasn’t built in a day! Things take time, and to achieve your goal, you do need to work towards achieving them, it’s a process.

    Yes, the 80-20 rules works, though not for all I guess, but you do need to plan and set small, achievable goals and take them one at a time, so that you aren’t overwhelmed. And when you do achieve something, even if it’s small, don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back (we often forget to do that!)

    I liked your point about comparison and approval. You need to set your own limits and work on things, your way, without going by what other say. Yes, seek their suggestion if you must, but you are the best judge to see what works best for you.

    Oh yes…fear stops your progress, and if you don’t fight those and take risks, you can’t really proceed.

    Loved these tips, the images, acronym, and quotes – apt indeed, and the favicon too. Nice changes to your blog and post :)

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend :)

    January 23, 2015
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    • Hi Harleena,

      As you mentioned getting the 80-20 balance is what most people struggle with :) I am so glad that you liked the favicon and quotes :) please keep sharing your awesome advice! That’s how newbies like me progress :)

      Cheers,
      Nik

      January 23, 2015
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  3. awazieikechi said:

    Hi Nik

    Wow! So interesting. I wrote a post titled What To Do When You can’t Achieve Your Dreams and I tried unravel the reason why people don’t achieve your dreams.

    Your post delves deeper and reveals where people don’t achieve their goals. You are right that sometimes we want instant gratification and goals need time and commitment.

    I agree that people create dreams that are so unrealistic that it makes them to burn out. Goals should be realistic and achievable. I think too much of everything isn’t good so I nodded my head in agreement when you talked about rewarding yourself.

    Fear does hamper one in achieving goals. It gives you a false evidence and makes it appear real to you. Thanks for sharing.

    January 24, 2015
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    • Hi Ikechi,

      I had read that post of yours and remember bits of it :) Yes I did try to delve into the topic a little bit in depth because that’s when the root causes show up :) And hehe I can imagine you nodding in agreement as great men think alike (wink* wink*)

      Yes fear shuts down most of us and running away from it won’t help at all. The key is to recognize it for what it is and deal with it accordingly :) after all we can’t let a stupid emotion like fear get in the way can we? :D

      Cheers,
      Nik

      January 24, 2015
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  4. Vernon said:

    Hi Nikshep,

    It’s safe to say I’m a big fan of your blog. :)

    When I read the title I answered… “ME!” But you went into details of why it’s me.

    Instant gratification can overtake us and enslave us. Even doing something good can get us into trouble if we don’t do it in moderation. And if we allow instant gratification to become overpowering we risk losing relationships as well.

    That’s why it’s important to feed our appetites for success in a balance way like you said. The 80-20 rule we should keep in mind as we try to obtain our goals for this year.

    Thanks for another great post!

    January 24, 2015
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    • Vernon :)

      I am honored that you have called yourself a fan :) The truth is I’m still learning and have many miles to go. The more I talk to wise people in this community, the wiser I become.

      Yes, Balance is indeed key to unlocking a lot of things in life :) I am glad you liked the post. Keep visiting!

      Cheers,
      Nik

      January 24, 2015
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  5. simplyilka said:

    Hi Nik!

    You are so right. It is so easy to start big but then it is really hard to finish strong – or at all. It is very tempting to give up once it gets difficult or once success is not seen immediately. And excuses are always ready to jump in. Thank you for encouraging us not to give up and how to finish strong :-)

    Cheers, Ilka

    January 25, 2015
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    • Hi Ilka!

      Support from readers such as yourself and your kind words push me on :) Thank you so much for taking time out to read! Cheers,

      Nik

      January 25, 2015
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  6. Andrew said:

    Hi Nikshep,

    Really interesting post here. And while I agree with you on all your points you spoke about, I’d like to mention another thing to the mix.

    How about not being specific?

    You mentioned it in your acronym for SMART and it’s something that’s really important. If you’re not specific about your goals and what you want to achieve, it’s doomed from the start.

    Specificity is important and it need to be taken seriously. And what it truly means is breaking down your goals into smaller, attainable goals to help achieve the overall goal. So for instance, if your goal is to make $100K a year, you need to put steps in place that’ll help you achieve your first $100 day and then grow from there.

    Nonetheless, this was a great post.

    – Andrew

    January 28, 2015
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