Patricia Stallworth No Comments

You all know that I am a big fan of setting goals. In fact, it’s something I constantly do and I believe goal setting is an important part of being a successful in life. But falling victim to mistakes can trip up and get you off track.

Here are 4 common mistakes that can derail your goals include:

  1. Waiting for the perfect time to get started. See this for what it is, a form of procrastination. It can cause you to waste precious time. The best way to avoid this mistake is to just get started.
  2. No system or plan to set or achieve your goals. You can use the SMART or the SMARTER goal setting method but the most important elements is to know what you want, what it will take to get there, where you are now and how you plan to bridge that gap.
  3. Not working on your goals every day. There are so many distractions in life, that if you don’t consistently focus on your goals, they will start slipping away. To avoid this mistake, make a list of tasks to complete each day that move you closer to your goals and put sticky notes up or other reminders up to help you stay focused.

Finally, 4. Not celebrating your successes. Okay focusing on the end result is great, but you still have to live life in the interim so take some time to celebrate your successes as you completing major parts of your goals. Then have a big celebration when it is complete.

And that’s the minute for today. I love helping people with all aspects of their financial lives. If you have a question, if debt is an issue or if you just want to get your financial house in order contact me at or go to my website at and sign up for a free discovery session.

Thanks for listening and as always remember that minding your money really is the path to a richer life!