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5-Minutes to Thrive [5MTT #16] 3 Things Sabotaging Your Goals?

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Get ready for this week’s exciting newsletter, where I’ll reveal the three powerful obstacles that stand between you and your desires.

After speaking with thousands of people and coaching hundreds, I’ve discovered three primary factors which sabotage your goals and dreams.

These are:

  1. Clarity: Most people can tell you what they DON’T want, yet struggle to clearly share what they want. 
  2. Strategies: If you know what you want and use the wrong tools or strategies, you get little to no results. 
  3. Inner Conflicts: When your desires and inner thoughts are in conflict, navigating life can become challenging.

Here is my breakdown of each of these three challenges and practical tips for overcoming them: 


Many individuals find it easier to identify and express what they don’t want or don’t like, but they struggle to articulate precisely what they do want. Lack of clarity about their goals, desires, and aspirations can lead to confusion, indecision, and a sense of being stuck in life.

💡 Practical Tips:

  • Self-reflection: Take time to introspect and understand yourself better. Ask yourself questions like: What makes you happy? What are your passions? What are your long-term goals? What kind of life do you envision for yourself?
  • Write it down: Journaling can be a powerful tool to clarify your thoughts and desires. Write down your aspirations and goals in detail, including the reasons why they are essential to you.
  • Visualise: Imagine yourself living the life you desire. Visualising your ideal future can help solidify your goals and make them feel more achievable.
  • Break it down: Once you have a clear goal in mind, break it down into smaller, manageable steps. This will make the journey towards your goal less overwhelming and more achievable.


Even if you know what you want, you might not achieve your desired outcomes if you use the wrong tools, methods, or strategies to pursue your goals. Inefficient or mismatched strategies can lead to frustration and lack of progress.

💡 Practical Tips:

  • Research: Take the time to research and learn about different approaches and strategies that can help you achieve your goals effectively. Seek out books, courses, mentors, or experts in the field to gain valuable insights.
  • Learn from others: Look for people who have successfully achieved what you want to accomplish. Study their journeys and learn from their experiences, mistakes, and successes.
  • Adaptability: Be willing to adapt your strategies if you find them ineffective. Flexibility allows you to experiment with different methods and approaches to find what works best for you.
  • Stay focused and consistent: No matter which strategy you choose, consistency is key. Stay committed to your plan and keep putting in the effort over time. Progress may be gradual, but it will be more likely to lead to the desired results.

Inner Conflicts:

Inner conflicts occur when your conscious desires and aspirations are in conflict with your subconscious beliefs, fears, or doubts. These conflicting thoughts and emotions can create self-sabotage and make it challenging to make decisions or take action.

💡 Practical Tips:

  • Identify limiting beliefs: Pay attention to negative self-talk and limiting beliefs that might be holding you back. Question their validity and challenge them with positive affirmations or evidence that contradicts those beliefs.
  • Emotional awareness: Practice emotional intelligence and become more aware of your emotions. Understand the reasons behind your conflicting thoughts and feelings.
  • Self-compassion: Be kind to yourself and acknowledge that inner conflicts are a natural part of being human. Treat yourself with the same compassion you would show a friend facing similar challenges.
  • Seek support: Consider talking to a therapist or counsellor if you find that inner conflicts are significantly impacting your well-being and decision-making. Professional guidance can help you work through these conflicts and find resolutions.

Which of these challenges do you feel has held you back the most? 

That’s all for this week, chat next week. 

To your success


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