Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bite-Sized Goals

A little over 200 days ago, you probably made a list of all the big goals you wanted to achieve by the end of this year.  Did you give up?  You could wait another 150 days until this year is over and repeat the broken process, or make a small adjustment today and get some results before this year comes to a close.

Perhaps your brain is overwhelmed by the the big picture, filled with dreams that seem impossible to turn into reality.  Take another look at your goals and break each one down to bite-sized chunks that you can chew on, one at a time.

For example, instead of concentrating on losing fifty pounds, focus on your next meal.  Eat a banana instead of a doughnut.  Next, when you make the grocery list, pick three foods that are unhealthy and trade them for something in the fruits and veggie category.  Decide how many ounces you are going to get rid of in the next three days.  Make this realistic.  Focus on the bite-sized goals until you reach the mini goal and then build on it.

Big goals are just a bunch of little ones connected to each other.  Don't bite off more than you can chew.  Keep it real.  You can do it.  By the time the end of the year is here, you will be satisfied that you can achieve major goals just by taking care of the bite-sized goals first.  Stay consistent and keep moving forward, one bite at a time...

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