Have you ever set a goal for yourself, then found out after you DIDN'T hit it, that you were actually better off for failing?

 

Yes...sometimes it's better to fail.

You don't hear a lot of people telling their kids that one.  But it's true.

Let's be honest, healthy goals are great.

Take one of my recent goals I set for vacation recently.  We were headed to the beach last week and I had ambitiously told everyone that I was going to eat ice cream every day.  I almost did it too.  I missed two days.  I'm not even ashamed.  It's not like I eat ice cream all the time when I'm home.  It sounded fun.  It sounded like a great way to stay cool while beating the heat in heat indexes that often exceeded 110 degrees.

Now, if you're eating really well and decide to eat ice cream every day it might not be so bad.  That is a reachable goal.  However, if you are also eating whatever you want all day, every day, you might regret adding ice cream to your diet every day.

What goals have you failed to reach and been happier afterwards for NOT hitting them?