Do you remember missing a goal but also learning from it?
If we are truly setting stretch goals, we will sometimes miss. It doesn't make us unsuccessful -- it changes us, it refreshes us, it develops us -- if we take the time to learn the lesson inside.
Why did we miss?
What should we do differently next time?
What part of our goal plan did work?
Sometimes we learn more from a stretch goal that we don't achieve than from an easy one that we do.
Pick the stretch goal. Grow.
-- Douglas Brent Smith