If the Plan Doesn’t Work, Change the Plan, Not the Goal!

Hey y’all! Working through so many things these days getting my business off the ground! I am currently working on a Reflection Journal for Women to think about being a strong woman and living their best life. As I have been researching, I find that I have so many quotes/sayings that I absolutely love, can relate to, and want to share with the world! So…I have decided to provide an extra blog post each week with one of my favorite quotes and how it relates to me.

I have been working recently with a client on mindset and how to build confidence in one’s self. I find that if I determine what I want, set a goal, make an action plan, and work the plan, it gets me to my end result. Now, I won’t say that I have always met every goal working through my original plan…I have definitely learned to pivot throughout my life. And that is exactly what I think about when I see this quote…”If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, not the goal.”

So many people in the world believe that if something gets hard or uncomfortable, the plan is not working, which means they will never reach their goal. Setting big goals, goals worth working toward, mean that you are going to get uncomfortable. This doesn’t mean your plan isn’t working. However, sometimes, our first action plan isn’t the best way to accomplish a goal…which is perfectly ok. It just means you need to make an adjustment, not give up on the goal all together!

So, my advice to you…if you find yourself in this situation, is to first breathe! Then pivot. I have listed a few ways I adjust below.

  • Look at what is working and, of course, isn’t working. Parts of the plan may be helping you get exactly what you want…don’t reinvent the whole wheel if you just need a few adjustments.
  • For those action steps that are not working, think about how you can adjust them. Reflecting on why they are not helping you reach your goal will be important. Knowing this can help you know how to adjust.
  • Make your adjustments early…as soon as you realize that something isn’t working. This will definitely help you stay on track with your goal as you won’t get so off track and find it feels impossible to keep going.

Goal setting and having plans to accomplish these goals are very important to have in life, especially if you are working to design a life you love! If you need additional assistance, please feel free to reach out. I can help you get yourself set up with some great goals and action plans that will get you exactly where you want to go! Until next time! Cheri ❤️

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