Today I submitted a questionnaire to my local tri club coach that had a couple interesting questions in regards to the goals I wrote down:
1. What do you think is interfering with your goals?
2. What do you think is holding you back?
3. Are you willing to make short-term sacrifices for long-term success?
Really, they could apply to any goals one might have, whether social, financial, family, sports, health, etc.
For me, it's having sufficient motivation to do things. The harder or more fearful the task, the more motivation I need so I tend to take on some pretty tall orders and use the fear of failure (which can sometimes mean fear of serious injury) to drive me. Anything less is too easy for me to back away from. I feel like I'm constantly making short-term sacrifices for long-term successes but like to view them as investments, not sacrifices per se.
Some people are probably just the opposite, preferring to start out small and build confidence, or wait until the "right time" to tackle big goals they have.
What about you? What your answers to the questions above? What do you or have you done in the past to overcome them?
Sometimes I think we are too busy or distracted to do much self-analysis. We're looking for ways to improve ourselves and setting goals without really understanding what drives us or holds us back. Now having written this post and the one below I understand myself a bit better. And in case I need reminding, I can now just read about it :-)