Most people have at least one wish or desire to change something about their life. What’s sad and strange is the number of people who don’t make any type of move to change this one thing. The number one reason for not attaining a certain goal is often said to be a lack of motivation.

Having coached many entrepreneurs over the last 8 years, I have found that it may not be just a lack of motivation. Sometimes there is a definite lack of effort as opposed to a lack of motivation. Here are 4 reasons why people don’t put the effort into making a lifestyle change.

  1. No compelling reason to change. In order to make any type of change in your life, you need to have a good reason to do so. Having a goal is wonderful but the reason you have to reach that goal is probably more important. If you want to change your job then you need to have a reason for doing so, reasons could include; wanting more money, to move to a new location or for more opportunities.
  2. Setting too large of a goal. Weight loss is a perfect example here. If you need to lose 70 pounds don’t focus on this amount. Instead, if you set smaller goals of 7 pounds per month you will find that you can stay on track better.
  3. No vision for what you want. Having a vision of what you want is a great way to stay motivated. This is why many people recommend keeping track of your goals. This can be done in various ways depending upon your goal. If your goal is to lose weight, then keep photos and images of your progress. If it is another type of goal, then keep a journal or blog of your journey. This way you can see what you are struggling with and what you are accomplishing.
  4. No support network. Having a support system along for the journey to a lifestyle change can really make a world of difference to your goals.

If you put these four factors into practice you will find that you have both the drive and commitment to finally make those lifestyle changes you have dreamed about.

Until next time!

Valerie Priester