Have you set a goal recently that almost feels too overwhelming to tackle? Don’t let that feeling discourage you. This post will help you break your goal down so that it’s easier to take action and see progress.

STEP 1: ACKNOWLEDGE THE LITTLE GOALS WITHIN YOUR GOAL

You’ll need to take a series of actions to achieve your goal. If you consider each of these actions a goal in itself, you feel a win each time one is complete.

A great way to begin working toward your goal is to write down the first 5-10 steps you need to take to achieve it. I recommend stopping at 10. Why? Because your focus right now isn’t achieving the big goal. It’s making progress. So, think about accomplish the little goals instead of the big goal.

STEP 2: ASSIGN EACH LITTLE GOAL A TIME

Your 5-10 next steps probably look a lot like things you’d add to a to-do list. Please don’t do that! To-do lists typically aren’t finished…they just keep growing. A better way to manage these little goals is to assign them a time.

With the Abide & Focus Planner, you can list 1-2 of these steps as weekly goals. So now, your next steps have a deadline. You can go even further by assigning the tasks to a day. Or, better yet, you can assign each one a specific time block or time.

The weekly spreads in Abide & Focus were purposely designed to offer structure with maximum flexibility. That way, you can track your important actions in the way that makes the most sense to you.

When you fix your eyes on the next step to progress, you reduce overwhelm. And when you schedule a time for something to get done, you’re well on your way to turning little goals into a big result.