Many times we are afraid to move forward toward our goals. Sometimes, we spend time reminiscing about past failures instead of exploring the reasons we may have failed. The essential key to moving forward in spite of setbacks, is to explore what went wrong and change the "how", not the "what". Failure does not have to be terminal if we explore all of our options in the face of it.
For instance, one may decide to loose 25 pounds, but can't seem to stop feeling deprived, and gives up. The principle thing to do now, instead of giving up, is to explore other options. Perhaps, you can talk to your doctor about other dietary plans, or explore other options with a physical trainer at a local fitness center. You can also add a 30 minute walk to your daily routine.
There are many ways to reach one goal. The following are some suggestions to keep in mind when considering goal attainment:

1. Keep an open mind. There is usually more than one route to take when trying to reach any goal. Consider more than just one method. When one thing doesn't work, try something else.
2. Read. Read. Read. There are many books and articles relating to what you may be trying to accomplish. The library usually has many books for sale. Check with your local librarian.
3. Talk with someone who has reached the goal that you are trying to reach. They may have some useful tips that you may not have thought of.
4. Talk to experts. For example, SCORE is a group of retired business owners and other professionals who can give you expert advice on starting a business. Look up a local group on the internet.
5. Never give up. If one thing doesn't work, try and try again! Instead of quitting, try some of the aforementioned strategies and keep moving forward!

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Emily DeCarlo is a fascinating woman with a very strong belief in God. Her faith leads her to know that nothing that God does is insignificant and therefore, we do not have to live limited, mediocre lives. She espouses to the belief that God is great and therefore greatness lies within all of us. She is the author of several books of poetry, one of which was used as a supplemental text for English 211 at Virginia State University. She also has written a manual entitled "Using Poetry to Promote Linguistics and Language Acquisition" which was used in the graduate Special Education Department at Virginia State University. Another manual that Dr. DeCarlo has penned is entitled " The Crab Effect". It is a manual based on the story of Joseph in the Bible. The subtitle is "How to Handle the Haters in Your Life". Dr. DeCarlo is an evangelist, author, poet, researcher and entrepreneur. She is in the process of developing the DeCarlo Institute for the Healing Arts, a center for research relative to the promotion of wellness and the maintenance of healthy lifestyles. The center also addresses different approaches to maintaining and promoting health such as Thai bodywork, meditation, natural healing, faith healing, relaxation therapy and Ayurveda medicine. Dr. DeCarlo also uses poetry therapy to assist others in facing and resolving life's tests and trials. Her book entitled "Poetry for Healing" is soon to be released. She is a licensed and ordained minister and has served as an associate minister and head of the Daughters of Esther Women's Ministry for the past ten years at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 925 Arlington Road in Hopewell, Virginia. She also has a poem " Epiphany" which was published in Essence magazine in 2008 (January edition). Her CD of anointed poetry made its debut in 2009 and is still available today.She was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta Literary Society for outstanding contributions to literature. She performs her original poetry for various occasions and events around the country. She has traveled to China to view the education system and learned some of their Ancient Chinese Medicine practices during her approximately two weeks tenure there