When I fail to meet a goal, there are four possible reasons:
I didn’t make a plan. What’s that saying about failing to plan…?
I didn’t follow my plan. I did none of it, or some of it, but basically I didn’t do what I said I would.
My plan didn’t work. I followed it to a T, but the results didn’t match.
I didn’t want it badly enough. This is common, and the hardest to admit.
The difference between persistence and insanity is understanding why you failed, without placing blame, then adjusting accordingly and moving forward.