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Another Wednesday, another lesson. This week, we’re looking at being realistic.

It’s actually not about money this week? The world must be ending…

No, it’s not about money. It’s about being realistic with your goals.

I used to think that I would be publishing by the beginning of July. Well, that’s not going to happen. I won’t be done saving up for an editor by then. Oh, well. That’s why I made the more realistic goal of by the end of 2015.

It’s okay to change your goals if you don’t think you’re going to reach them. Believe me, it’s okay. I know, you get set on one date. I was like that for a while. I was so set on hitting publish in the beginning of July. I had to change it. I wasn’t happy about that at first, but I’m so glad I decided to change it. As it turns out, my manuscript still needs a lot of work.

Don’t worry about the date so much. That’s one of the worst mistakes you can make. I realize it’s hard to not focus on the day that you’re publishing, but I also happen to know that you don’t want to just rush through it. I may not be published yet, but I know enough to know that rushing through can cause you to make many mistakes.

So, don’t get too set on a date to change it. Sometimes, you have to change it and there’s nothing you can do about it.

How many times have you had to change goal dates? Let me know!

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