3 Reasons to Give Yourself a Break

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It’s 11:00 at night and you known you can’t reach your writing goal of 1,000 words for the day. Because so far you have zero. So you choose not to write.

What a lame excuse!

But is there any other way to handle failing your goals?

Try this: lower your expectations.

1,000 words takes me about an hour to write (unedited). Far too long if I’m tired.

But what about 200 words? I can do that within 15 minutes.

So I try it.

And guess what happens?

Wrong. I don’t just write 200 words, I soar past that to 300, 400, maybe higher. I may even reach 1,000 words. But even if I don’t, I still wrote far more than zero.

By changing my goal for the day, I did more than I would have otherwise.

How about you? Are your goals too ideal? Try limiting them temporarily. You may amaze yourself.

(Those of you who are astute have noticed there are not 3 reasons listed—I had to lower my expectations and post the blog!)

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