Meeting and fulfilling grandiose goals is extremely satisfying and something that sets are on the path of pursuing the next great goal in our life. The truth is that we often fail to reach such goals and disappointment is often directly proportional to the size of that goal. This failure can be highly demoralizing with long term consequences in our behavior, such as always choosing path offering the least amount of resistance. The secret to achieving success is to think about your lofty goals in smaller, individual checkpoints that are easier to obtain and require less effort.
- It is better to commit to smaller changes than to target big goals.
- Instead of thinking about outcomes you want to achieve, think about the person you would like to become.
- A practical example would be to try to walk for two minutes a day rather than thirty.
“Instead of being motivated to take action, you feel a massive wall of internal resistance. You want to take action. You know you need to take action. But for some reason you just can’t force yourself to muster up the discipline necessary to make progress.”