Steps Towards Achieving Your Goals

There comes a point in time when you will be eventually looking at the prospect of finding a new job. It’s very important that you do not get overwhelmed by the fact that you need to be doing something very new. Some people look at this opportunity as a chance to grow while others are simply terrified of leaving their comfort zone. One of the strongest tools that you will be able to use to achieve your goal is to go through the process slowly but surely. It’s called baby steps.

The baby step is derived from breaking down your goal into smaller chunks or phases. The smaller your task is, the better you will be at accomplishing it as opposed to taking in the big fact that you need to do something of overwhelming proportions in such a short time. When you feel that a big task is too much for you to handle, it’s time to take baby steps towards your goal. That will keep you from being unproductive as well as discouraged.

Knowing that, how and when do you use this technique in order for you to use it effectively? You should turn to using baby steps when you seem to be paralyzed by the magnitude of your task. When you find yourself saying, "How in the world am I going to pull this off?", then that’s a clear sign.

If you are not feeling on working on that particular goal as of the moment, then you are not motivated to work on it and may need a baby step or two to get you going. If you also know that you do not have enough time to work with, you may try a baby step to keep you in the race.

The important thing is to always practice and be conscious of what you’re feeling. If you seem to be stuck in a rut, there’s always the baby step for you to start the ball rolling.

Here is how you can get started in using baby steps:

Prioritize. You should know the first thing that you should do. Put that at the top of the list and then proceed to do it.

Break it down into order. Once you have your first priority identified, you should break the task down to several other smaller steps. Finding a job has a lot of smaller steps. That includes doing research on your preferred organization, creating a resume, writing an excellent cover letter and landing an interview.

Be sure that you are able to consider the different smaller steps that go into that identified priority and then you are well on your way to your bigger goal.

Ensure that it is really a baby step. Try to ask yourself if the baby step you’re taking can be done in 30 minutes or less and if it is directly connected to a bigger step that directly complements the bigger goal. Once you have all of these things in place, and you break down your goals like this, you will be able to manage absolutely anything.


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