Therefore, it is important to know how to put the developed plan into practice. But even if you know how to do this, the sacrifices you might have to make to achieve your goals will still be hindered. If all this sounds overwhelming to you, then you are not alone. Many people fail to achieve their goals because they feel overwhelmed by the actions taken to achieve them. Research shows that when you lose concentration, 92% of your goals will fail because of being overwhelmed and distracted. The reason people often fail to achieve their goals is that the sacrifices they might make for it are not clear enough. Ask yourself, what do I need to give up in order to achieve my career goals? The sacrifice may include reducing spare time or spending more time with family. For example, to pursue a degree or take a leadership role at work, you may need to sacrifice some time to hang out and watch TV.