One problem in American business is our confusion between decision making and problem solving. When we set a goal (a decision) and fail to achieve it (a problem), we tend to fault the goal! Don't just lower your goals and blame it on the economy. Be a leader. Be a problem solver. Clarify the obstacles. Find creative solutions and take appropriate action. R.B. Sheridan said, "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed."