You'll get there; one try at a time!
Do you remember learning how to pedal a bike? Chances are that you learned how to push your pedals in a circular motion on three wheels before graduating to two. That allowed you to pace out the learning parts of the bigger picture and put it together later. Someone likely set you up for success by encouraging you to do that in a specific order and as an adult you have to do that for yourself, which can be tough sometimes when you want to learn something quickly.
Slice it! Chop it up!
Cut that cake into piece before your eat it. Yes, you could put your face in it or dig your fork right into the middle and start gobbling it up from the inside out—but then when you need a break to catch your breath you’d be looking at a mess and probably won’t feel very good about how far you’d gotten. Taking manageable slices allows you to share a bit too so you don’t have to eat it all yourself, unless you want to.
Let’s get back to goals!
Breaking your goals into stages is one way to manage your growth expectations because you understand what steps you have to get through to achieve the bigger picture. It’s a one foot in front of the other kind of thing, just don’t forget to look up and make sure you’re still heading in the desired direction.
Where’s the momentum?
You’ve got to build up input energy before you get to enjoy the flow of momentum. Most things need a push to start. So, if you’re starting a new semester, career, launching a business, learning a sport or starting a new hobby let’s be sure to cut ourselves a bit of slack and remember that starting can be hard and that’s okay.
Ready, set, plan, start… Pedal your way into the future!