Do we really want some wriggle room to cheat on our goals?

When we set goals, I’m sure we like to think we’ll set out with the very best intention of meeting that goal.  Whilst that might make us feel better about ourselves, a recent study suggests that we might actually like a bit of slack so we can cheat a little.

The research found that we much prefer goals that allow us to cheat a little on them than more rigid ones, even if they’re very easy to achieve.

Why we love slack

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