Or been on a program in business, and when the project goes over-budget, the boss just raises the allocated budget immediately?
These scenarios- just like lowering your goals- should never happen.
If you say that your goal is to lose 10 mounds this month- and halfway through
you've only lost 2 pounds...
Is lowering your goal to 5 pounds the right answer? Or is the right answer to increase your efforts?
From personal experience- as well as that from my mentors- I can tell you that lowering your goal is ALWAYS the wrong solution.
If your weight loss is going to slow, you've got to pick up the pace. Eat more salads, walk more, stop eating sugar- whatever it takes.
If your sales projections aren't doing well, figure out a way to boost them. Don't lower your expectations!
This goes for any goal, period.
Don't change the goal just because things aren't going like you expected.
Instead, adapt, stay focused on the prize, and charge even harder towards it.
Because once you lower your goals one time, it just gets easier to do it again.
Before you know it- your goals don't really mean anything. They aren't goals anymore. Not really.
They're more like wishes that you review on a regular basis. To give another example-
If I just got laid off, and my goal was to make $1,000 by the end of the month so that I can pay the rent...
And by the 25th, I've only made $100.
Is the right answer to lower my goal to $500?
Of course not- because that wouldn't even let me pay the rent!
So what happens then? I don't want to go get thrown out on the streets.
On the flip side- if I keep the same goal- and just work harder to achieve it- I get to stay in my house!