So you have visualized where you want to be a year, 2 years, or 5 years from now. But how do you go from where you are now to where you want to be? You have to start somewhere, and where you are exactly, no matter how far or remote you think it seems from your desired destination, is where you start.
Now that you have your end point and your start point, the next thing is to measure or quantify the difference. If you are striving to lose weight, for example, what is the difference in terms of inches from where you are now to where you want your waist to be. If it is in terms of debt reduction, what is the difference between your present financial state to zero debt?
And when you already have the end point, the start point, and the difference, the next thing to check is the duration or the period where you can work on the difference. Do you have a year to trim down your waist from 40 inches to 36? Then that means you should be able to lose an inch every three months or so.
So you now have an end point, a start point, a measurable difference to work on, and a period to accomplish your goal. It is better to break down goals to small achievable milestones than doing it all in one go. First, the challenge becomes more achievable, and once achieved, minor victories can boost self confidence to further fuel your passion to achieve your end goal. Sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
Hi, I'm Joseph Saints. I am an engineer with 10 years combined experience in network engineering, system administration, and project management with the telecoms and IT industry. I am a fan of fantasy and science fiction books and movies. I also enjoy Japanese mecha anime, superhero comic books and movies, and martial arts films.