Break it down!

Welcome to this second post in my 5 steps to getting the most out of your goals series.

If you followed yesterday, you should now have a list of goals that you want to achieve and are ready for the next step.

2 Understand what needs to be done…

Look at your list of goals. Are they clearly defined?

If you have decided to “eat more healthily”, what does that mean to you? Does it mean not eating chocolate Monday to Friday or does it mean introducing more vegetables alongside your usual diet, or a combination of both. Be clear on what it means to you, and not what it might mean to other people, and define your goal. Now you may have several goals that all sit under the theme of “Eat more healthily”.

Next thing, categorise your goals into tasks and projects.

It is considered a task if…it is the smallest identifiable thing that needs to be done

It is considered a project if…it has a number of tasks that need to be carried out in order to be completed.

Declutter under the stairs is a simple task for you to put on your to do list. It needs little or no outside assistance or input and can’t really be broken down into smaller tasks. On the other hand, remodel the kitchen is a project that requires co-ordination of people, resources and time and numerous tasks under different headings.

That’s it for today but you’ll need to spend some time thinking about this one before moving on to step 3 – setting a timeline.

Back soon,

Earworm: U can’t touch this, MC Hammer


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