Have you ever noticed, especially in football or basketball, how the really great coaches are able to make adjustments at half-time to score a come-from-behind win?
Do you feel like you're 20 points down and you've already given up? Or maybe you've had unexpected stuff in the first half, and honestly, your head is not even in the game right now?
While it definitely helps your performance and results to have written, realizable goals, they are not a complete win or lose proposition.
Say you wanted to increase your income by $20,000 over 2014, but it's looking right now like you are "only" about $5,000 ahead of last year.