Have you ever noticed how when you set a goal it’s super easy to work on it for a few days or even weeks, but then you stop making progress? Ever wonder why that is? It’s because most people don’t realize that goal setting is not just a one-time thing - rather it's an ongoing process.
The first step is determining your vision. You need to identify exactly what you want to do along with why you want to do it. This is where most people stop.
But you’re really only getting started! Next up, take that goal and break it down into a series of small steps. The smaller, the better. It's easy to get overwhelmed when facing a challenging journey. By breaking your task into small chunks, you significantly decrease overwhelm and it seems much more doable.
Finally, you should take action every single day. Research shows that making small bits of progress regularly is highly motivating because it gives us momentum. You don’t have to do it all right now! Goal achievement typically comes at the end of a long and winding road.
So as you can see, the three steps work together. You simply must start the process with a clear vision. If you know your why, it’s much easier to find your way. Plus, if you don’t have a strong why, you’ll quit when the going gets tough.
So here is your assignment. Write a goal that you really want to achieve along with all the reasons why achieving this goal would be awesome. Then write every baby-step needed to make your dream a reality. Choose your daily action from this list and you’ll achieve your goal before you know it!