Why do most people easily give up? What are the differences between those who do and those who don't? Motivation is a key issue. Both anticipation (your goals, visions, and objectives) and discipline (your work ethic and determination), properly handled, can take you to new heights. Studies show that goals and resolutions barely exist until you get them in writing. When you write a goal down you can see it, show it to others, or display it on your refrigerator as a reminder. When you don't, you have not yet informed your subconscious mind of that goal's importance. This article outlines six barriers that keep our goals from becoming a reality, along with some tools to break through those barriers.