People have the habit of achieving something bigger than themselves. They want to be on the top all at once, never realizing they had to get pass through lower stages first, and then, when they fall short, they get discouraged.
Although having giant goals can be thrilling, it can also be very tiring if you’re ill-equipped. As we know ‘Big battles’ are not won in a day—it takes time. It’s complicated and requires more stamina. You can easily get dispirited—when you don’t see quick results. Perhaps, you may lose enthusiasm to continue fighting—but don’t let that happen! Best way to keep you less overwhelmed and more motivated is to win small battles, gain some experience along the way, and then gradually go for larger ones.
For example: you planned to run a marathon, of which you know almost nothing, and suddenly from the very first day started running big distances 10kms or more…What will happen? How many weeks you can do that? Ultimately you’ll give in to the pressure of exhaustion, feel like it’s too unattainable and quit. You can’t sustain a tough regime until you’re prepared to handle the challenges of it. Think of it this way, maybe it’s not such a good idea to run long distances in one stretch at the very beginning.
Ideally, it would be to go for something—which is little out-of-reach, but achievable. While trying to run marathon start with 1 mile or 2 mile… You’ll be much happier and confident towards the end of the month, than you did have if you ran big distances, or didn’t run at all. Once you accomplish small goals, you’ll feel strong enough to set bigger goals, and will be able to find courage to achieve them too. Finally, after you’ve trained for little more than a year you might as well run for a marathon…You may be thinking how these little steps can battle well… where great efforts fail in decisive moments. But they do. That’s the magic of these tiny steps.
Taking small steps forward are much more encouraging and reliable approach to get to your dreams than if you took big steps. Because it gives you enough time to adjust on your new path, and secondly, you have better control over these small portions. Once you learn to overcome difficulties at initial stages, you will be more capable to handle whatever comes next.
Therefore, develop a plan to simplify everything… Break your major goals down to mini-goals—that you can do right now to move forward… Split each project into task and objectives and focus on these small-size portions that can be attained in a day. You will be amazed to see how easy it is to achieve them. This means, that if your goal is to write an article of 1500 words, you may break it into three smaller goals of 500 words each. Writing five hundred words sound easy than writing fifteen hundred; it now seems a lot more doable, isn’t it?
Once you have a little progress to show for it, enjoy it, reward yourself… Go to coffee shop grab a chocolate pancake, pour yourself a well-deserved coffee and celebrate the moment, before you move forward! If you do this, you’ll accomplish so much more…With each completed task, no matter how small will boost your confidence level, and give you hope that your dream project is realistic and achievable!
(Excerpt from my book- Rise Today, Lead Tomorrow, that I’ve recently published)
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Great, motivating post! I love the concept of taking small steps towards meeting a goal. Much more realistic than taking on the world all at once. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thank you for your encouraging words.
It’s like world peace: one person at a time! 🙂
Hahaha! I really enjoy your comment. So cool! Thanks for the visit.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I agree that it is good to start small and work up to bigger challenges – it is easy to forget though 🙂
Yes, I agree, we sometimes even forget who we are? What we came for? But that’s the beauty, I appreciate, sometimes.
Wonderful words of beauty and much encouragement! Many thanks for sharing them 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words. I greatly appreciate it.
Your comment here reflects the exact state I am experiencing at the moment, which is why the small steps approach is so helpful to get one started dealing with any challenge or issue. 🙂
We all go through hot furnace, but things do change. Slowly… little by little… at its own pace. Take a small step out. You are always welcome to my blog. Thanks for all the likes and comments.
Very good advice applicable to all things.
Wow! Thank you so much, that is really kind of you.
This is exactly what I needed today! Thank you for these deep, inspiring words, Deepak!
My pleasure! Thanks for the kind words.
Little steps toward a larger goal with rewards along the way – good to keep in mind and a good life philosophy. Thank you. And thank you for stopping by “Written Beneath the Palms.”
Awesome encouragement. Thanks for the visit.
Good luck with your book, Deepak!
Applause for your courage to wish me good luck.
Great Read 🙂 Loved it
Thanks for the visit and comment.
It’s very motivating n i will surely going to read your book some day .
Great concept well explained – Chunk it down!
Thank you Ksheer! I’m blessed by your comment. Best to you:)
I’m so pleased to have you here!:)
Win small battles to get to the big ones , is ultimate wisdom. Yes getting dispirited is so easy ….
Very inspiring. !
Thank you so much, I greatly appreciate it. Very well said, and agree with you on this.:)
Appreciate it! Thanks for taking time reading and commenting.