When we are faced with an enormous goal, project or task, that we must complete, we are often so overwhelmed that we put off that project for another day. Then the next day comes and we are again faced with that enormous project and what do we do? That’s right–we decide to put it off another day. Our fear about tackling particularly large goals is often what causes the very procrastination that prevents us from completing it. So what is the mindset necessary to overcome obstacles such as these? The simple mindset that you need to overcome huge goals is simply to cut those goals down into bite- sized chunks that you can eat one-by-one.
You Can’t Swallow an Entire Steak
Imagine a nice juicy steak in front of you that you want to eat. If you don’t like steak….well, just work with me here. Now swallowing that entire steak whole is simply impossible, no matter how hungry you are. Therefore, to accomplish the goal of devouring that steak we do not try to shove the whole steak into our mouths. Instead, we pick up a steak knife and start slicing that steak into small bite-sized pieces that we can eat one bite at a time. The same holds true with fulfilling goals and dreams.
Slice Your Goals into Bite-Sized Pieces
The same concept of cutting the steak into bite size pieces and eating one piece at a time can be applied to all the large goals and challenges that you face in life. When presented with a large goal that seems overwhelming and seemingly impossible to conquer, our subconscious mind tells us that it’s too big for us to handle. We never get around to that goal or project because it’s psychologically intimidating. And let me tell you that goals, projects and tasks in life are rarely accomplished in one single blow. In order to reach your goals in life, what you must do is chop up that goal into bite size pieces that you can eat one at a time. By chopping that goal into bite size pieces it no longer seems overwhelming to you. It’s important that you focus on just eating that one bite-sized piece, making sure that you chew fully, swallow it and then move onto the next piece. Here are some thoughts to remember:
o A little boy might look at the strongest, thickest tree in the forest and ask himself the question, “How can I ever fell this tree?” But if that same boy took only a few chops of that tree with his axe a day, then no matter how mighty that tree is–it would eventually have to fall.
o Commit yourself to doing five small things a day that move you in the direction of your goal. Small things add up to big things in the end and if you just keep leaning into your goal, you will eventually succeed.
o Just like a human being can be broken down into a bunch of organs, cells, molecules, and elements, so can a goal be broken down into small pieces. Large goals are made up of smaller goals and those smaller goals can be broken up into daily tasks. Break up your goals into as many small pieces as you can and complete a few of those tasks each day.
For over 10 years, Tristan Loo has inspired, motivated, and brought success to the lives of the countless people hes touched. Successful in his own right, Tristan has competed athletically against Olympians as a world-class gymnast, saved lives as a police officer, authored numerous Personal Development and Interpersonal Communication books and articles, and is a highly sought-after Peak Performance Coach. Tristan is the founder of the Synergy Institute, a San Diego based Personal Development Firm. His philosophy of passionate living and helping others fulfill their dreams and goals has continually been the driving force that has placed him well above the industry standard. Visit Tristan’s website at http://www.synergyinstituteonline.com or by email at email@example.com
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