How To Achieve Your Goals By Facing Your Fears

“I’m not scared; I’m just not motivated to start my goals right now.”

Katharine Chan
Change Becomes You
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6 min readSep 13, 2019


“I’ll start my diet on Monday.”

“Watching Netflix on a Friday night is way more fun than going out and meeting someone.”

“I don’t have time to workout.”

“Paying off that student loan can wait; these shoes cannot. YOLO!”

I’m going to be straight up with you.

Lack of time, motivation, energy, YOLO, FOMO etc. are merely excuses that you use to prevent yourself from achieving your goals.

And excuses are fantastic disguises for your deepest fears.

What do you want to change about yourself?

Make more money?

Get a better job?

Start your side hustle?

Fit into skinny jeans?

Find someone to share your life with?

Start meditating?

Reconnect with your family?

There are basically 3 categories that self-improvement goals fall into:

1. Health

This includes how you feel emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and intellectually.

From eating better to starting a workout routine to reading more, these are goals that are internal to your well-being.

2. Wealth

This includes your assets, career, finances, business, material goods, living situation, home improvements etc.

From getting promoted to renovating the kitchen to saving up for a better car, it’s the environment you are in, how and what you want to change about it.

3. Love

This includes the people in your life, the social environment that you have and the relationships in it.

Goals can be improving romantic relationships, family relationships, friendships, work relationships, relationships with acquaintances, clients, customers, etc.

The self-improvement…



Katharine Chan
Change Becomes You

Sum (心, ♡) on Sleeve | Author. Speaker. Wife. Mom of 2 | Embrace Culture. Love Yourself. Improve Relationships |