The key to achieving your goals is to work on them a little at a time. When repeatedly taking small steps toward your big goals, you are sure to make significant progress. These articles will tell you all about it!
How Small Steps Add Up To Big Goals: Achieve Your Dreams with “Little And Often”
“Do you find yourself setting the same goals year after year?
Perhaps you’ve been trying to lose 50lbs for the best part of a decade now, or you’ve spent years struggling with debt. You might have a big dream (perhaps writing a novel, getting a new qualification, or starting your own business) … but it never feels like the time is right.
It’s tempting to wait for a huge stretch of uninterrupted time so that you can work on your big goals. But be honest – how often in the last few years have you ever had that sort of time available?
For the vast majority of us, there’s simply no easy way to clear our schedules. Maybe you work full-time, or you have young children, or you’re caring for elderly relatives – whatever your exact circumstances, your life is busy, and things aren’t going to miraculously change overnight.
The good news is that you don’t need to wait for the perfect moment to start on your goals.
In fact, you’ll achieve far more with a ‘little and often’ approach than by waiting in vain for an opportunity to take massive action.”
Something Small, Every Day
By Austin Kleon
“It takes time to do anything worthwhile, but thankfully, we don’t need it all in one chunk. So this year, forget about the year as a whole. Forget about months and forget about weeks.
Focus on days.
The day is the only unit of time that I can really get my head around. Seasons change, weeks are completely human-made, but the day has a rhythm. The sun goes up; the sun goes down. I can handle that.”
Chasing Your Dreams In 10 Minutes A Day.
“Take one step, however small, today. Now. It works.
Let me elaborate, I live in an isolated town in Northern British Columbia, Canada. We are best known for the manufacture of aluminum and snow drifts. Other than snow, bears, and fish, we don’t have much else – no movie theatre, Starbucks or even a bowling ally. And sometimes the hope of achieving one’s dreams dwindles with the miles and latitude.
I have felt this most acutely when working as a school counsellor. Of course, issues of money, opportunity and education create obstacles in any location but this is doubly so in an environment so removed from urban living and post-secondary education.
So when working with students, I emphasize to take one step, however tiny, today. As in now! And take another tomorrow. This step must, in some, small way, bring the individual closer to the dream. It could be a google search for possible programs, or writing an e-mail to a local singing teacher.
All pretty standard stuff, I know. But this post is not about my work with others, but rather what I learned when I stopped doling out advice and, instead, looked inward.”