a simple approach to extraordinary results
For those of you living in the UK, last week you probably thought spring had arrived. Then you woke up this morning, looked out your window, and realized that winter is giving up so easily.
On the podcast today, I talk about how going small is big, especially when trying to tackle a big task or major goal.
When setting out to achieve a big goal, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that bigger is better. However, sometimes it's better to think small. In fact, thinking small can actually be the key to achieving a big goal. Here are some reasons why:
Small steps are easier to take: When you break down a big goal into smaller steps, it becomes much easier to take action. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the task at hand, you can focus on taking one small step at a time. This can help you to build momentum and stay motivated.
Small steps lead to big progress: When you focus on taking small steps, you'll start to see progress more quickly. Each small step you take brings you closer to your goal, and this progress can be very motivating. Small steps may seem insignificant on their own, but when you add them up over time, they can lead to big changes.
Small steps help you learn: When you take small steps, you have the opportunity to learn along the way. You can experiment with different approaches and see what works best for you. This can help you to refine your strategy and make progress more efficiently.
Small steps are more sustainable: When you try to achieve a big goal all at once, you risk burning out quickly. However, when you focus on taking small steps, you can make progress without getting overwhelmed. This can help you to stay motivated and avoid giving up on your goal.
Small steps help you celebrate success: When you achieve a big goal, it can be hard to celebrate because it feels like such a huge accomplishment. However, when you break your goal down into smaller steps, you can celebrate each small success along the way. This can help you to stay motivated and feel a sense of accomplishment throughout the journey.
Bottom line: if you have a big goal in mind, don't be afraid to think small and take one step at a time.
The One Thing, by Gary Keller
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Well here goes with my first comment on this new home for Coach’s Notes!
I think about the actions needed to get me to my big goal and then as I work on them I focus on the actions and allow the big goal sit quietly in the background.