Goal Setting Tip: Make Your Goals Flexible.


Make Your Goals Flexible.  

Yesterday I talked about committing to your goals–not making them optional. There’s a flip side to that, though. You want to make your goals flexible.  You want to allow for downtime, days off, and changes of plans.

I use the word “at least” quite often.  Instead of “I’m going to write every day,” you might say “I will write at least 5 days a week.” Instead of “I’m going to make EVERY meal healthy,” you might say, “I’m going to make healthy food choices at least 4 days a week and give myself a weekly sweet allowance.” Changes take time–building new habits is a process.  If you stop feeling good about your goals, change strategies or reevaluate the goal altogether!