I have a nightly prepare goal, in which I’ve set the deadline and reminders to be from 8pm to 2am. Does that means if I don’t complete it by 2am, which is technically the following day, then it’s a derailment? Because that’s what I want.
EDIT: I’m going to summarize the entire thread below this. Firstly, the answer to the above question is “yes, that’s how it works”.
Secondly, if one is a newbee and nervous about how goals work, you can start a goal with a $0 pledge, then later, if you want, you can increase the pledge to $5 at any time, if you feel like that would help you take the goal more seriously.
From now on, I’ll probably be starting most of my goals at $0, with extra buffer, and with ridiculously easy slopes because that gives me ample room and one cost-free derailment as I get to see how the goal integrates with my life, what the slope should be, etc.
Third, there are other safeguards in creating goals that you don’t like: