Emotional Attachment to Thoughts,
and How It Affects Your Goals
Take a look at what you are focusing on. Is it what you want or is it what you don't want? If you are focusing your emotional energy on what you don't want, most likely that will come in to play in your life. As well, focusing on what you don't want clouds the ability to see what you do want.
Life is not always this simple and complete, nonetheless. When things--situations--come your way that are unexpected, unpleasant, or unwanted, remember to breath and let those feelings, emotions, and body sensations pass because, once again, we are talking about emotions, and if you let those emotions heighten uncontrollably, the unwanted circumstances always seem to remain longer and/or morph into something greater.
It is also important to remember that achieving goals is never a straight line because we are not perfect or uniform in our desires. We are human. We are always changing, morphing into something new. So be flexible and adjust your desires accordingly when needed by continued reflection.