Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | November 9, 2011

10 Mistakes Athletes Make When Developing a Training Plan: #5 – Not Modifying Goals When Necessary

It is perfectly acceptable to change your goals once the season has started if it becomes clear a goal no longer fits the SMART criteria (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound).  For example, if one of your goals is tied to a particular event and that event is cancelled, you have no choice but to change that goal.  Conversely, you may hear about a new event that you want to add to your existing goals.  If your work schedule changes, you may need to modify your goals as well.  Remember, life happens and your goals are not set in stone.  It’s okay to change them.

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