Consistent action can move mountains

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Consistent action can move mountains

Consistent action can move mountains

In this second week of January, I hope you are well on your way for making 2017 your best year yet. Having clear goals is the fist step. The second step is consistent action to realise those dreams of yours. And remember it’s never to late to make new resolutions. You don’t have to wait until next New Years Eve!

Chop your goals into pieces

How do you eat an elephant? You need to take one bite after another. The same applies to the goals you’ve set for yourself. It’s great that you have a clear vision of the desired outcome — whether it’s loosing 20 kilo’s, double your income or writing your first novel — it now comes down to turning your goals into projects you can actually work on. Double check: can you make your goals even smarter?

Get to a manageable number

Let’s say you want to publish a book of 300 pages in the next 6 months. If you do the math, you can chop this goal up into a project of writing a chapter of 15 pages each week for the next 5 months, leaving you 4 weeks to edit your final manuscript. This comes roughly down to writing 2 pages each day. Although of course highly personal, this should be a manageable number for any aspiring writer.

Work on your goals consistently

The point of getting to your manageable daily- or weekly number is that it helps focus your actions.  By working on these micro-goals consistently they add up in the longrun. Without leaving you feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. Through consistent action you really can move a mountain. Just take it step by step.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint!

Don’t underestimate what you can achieve in one year from now. Take it step by step. Don’t push yourself too hard in the beginning. It’s like fitness — you need to build it up gradually. If you try lifting 100 kg untrained, you’ll probably your back. Make small adjustments and optimisations. This way you’ll create new habits that lead to the results you’re after. Work on it, consistently!


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