Friday, 10 August 2007
Chunking - Achieving Huge Goals Bit By Bit
If you have followed my instructions below you should have some really fantastic inspiring goals, but you may feel a little daunted by the sheer immensity of the goals. You need to break the goals down into more manageable chunks or "milestones". A favourite maxim of mine is "Life yard by yard is hard, life inch by inch is a cinch!" Break the big goal down into 6 smaller goals or milestones, that when achieved would mean that your reached your big goal almost by accident, or a as by-product of achieving the smaller goals. It's a good idea to reward yourself for completing each milestone, just to keep the momentum going. Once again a coach (www.lifecoachingonline.com) can help you with this by asking powerful questions like "Imagine you have got your goal, what would have had to have happened in order for you to get it?"
Milestones can be chunked down into "Action Steps" which are accomplished each week to move you closer to the goal. An action step should be challenging, achievable, in line with your values,
appropriate to the goal or milestone, and clear. If you are stuck for ideas try asking yourself what you would have to do in the next week to make you feel back on track.