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General Discussion

How to change daily goal?

After completing only 2 steps I get the screen that tells me "Congratulations! you've reached your daily goal!" with the graph of my progress.

This seems really ridiculous to me because I want to spend at least 2 hours a day doing this. I would like to change my daily goal to be something like 15 or 20 steps.

I'm not sure if this is some option I selected at the very beginning but is it possible to change my daily goal? I've browsed around and have not found any obvious solution.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

I don't think I've ever seen this message. What (course, section) are you doing when you get it?

I do get a little graph after each step of any course that says "Keep up the momentum!"

2 Answers

In both the html and ruby course, the only ones I've taken so far. It happens only once a day, after completing two steps. After the first "step" it will say "keep going to reach your daily goal!" and after the second step it will say "congratulations! you've met your daily goal!" or something along those lines.

If you've been learning today already, you've likely already gotten the message, unless it's only happening to me which is doubtful.

Here is a screenshot:


Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hey Daniel,

This will come up in every course and is preset... so, unfortunately, it cannot be changed. You can however set how many "Daily Goals" you want to achieve each day. The preset is for one daily goal is 3 objectives, so you could just say that you want to achieve at least 5 goals.

The thing to remember, however, is the preset does not take into account in the next 2 videos are 5 minutes each or 15 minutes each, so one daily goal might only take you 15 minutes, but the next one could take an hour if it also included an extra complex code challenge.

Personally, I don't even look the daily goal chart. I use a Pomodoro clock for regularity and usually study for a few hours total each day. I find this best.

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

Thank you for your answer Jason.