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!)