SO001 | Interval Planning: Realistic Goal Setting

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Season 1: Interval Planning

An Interval Plan

Often when we plan out our goals, we think in year-long chunks of time, either personal goals in January or academic goals in August. If you’ve ever done this, perhaps you’ve noticed that it’s really difficult to keep those goals. A cycle I’m familiar with goes like this:

  • Commit to a huge life-overhaul, personal transformation sort of goal for the year.
  • Go for it gung-ho for two or three weeks in January.
  • Burn out in February.
  • Forget about it in March.
  • Remember and try again in April.
  • Be hit-or-miss in May.
  • Get distracted in June.
  • Remember again in August and try hard.
  • Have too many other things on my plate in September.
  • Remember in late October.
  • Feel like it’s too late now.
  • Give up until January.
But now I’ve found an way to avoid this cycle, to keep motivated, and to have goals while remaining flexible.

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Realistic Goal Setting: Interval Training

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8 Responses

  1. Margaret
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    Is there anyway I can download your podcasts with Podcast Addict? I’m trying not to clutter my phone with multiple apps. :)

    • Margaret
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      Nevermind! P.A. was being flaky but it eventually cooperated & found your episodes.

  2. Hilary
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    Oh, Misty. I like you…you’re funny and real. Live listening to you and you’re insights–some new and some echoing my recent thoughts about housework, homeschool and life, except you are much more eloquent!

    • Hilary
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      *Love
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      Sheesh…that’ll teach me to proofread :p

  3. Dealish
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    I like the points you have and I like the wording! So true that we can manage our home well and not have labeled totes and boxes. :) haha. I am learning to enjoy managing my home in this season! Three daughters with a fourth on the way in November. :) lots of prayer

  4. Kathaline Hansen
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    Dear Mystie,
    the add to Android button doesn’t work on my older Samsung device. However, I do have Google play Music app on my tablet. But I have to go there and manually search for a podcast. Your podcast isn’t the only one I haven’t been able to use the ADD TO ANDROID app.

  5. Kathaline Hansen
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    Also, Google Play Music only has episodes 42 season 7 “start with habits” to January 2018 on brain dump.

    • Mystie Winckler
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      There was a technical glitch when we merged sites, but it should be resolved soon.

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