Sometimes goals can be... overwhelming.
Whether it's that outrageous revenue number you have in mind, or the zeros attached to your debt, it's easy to feel overpowered by their magnitude.
In the book The One Thing, author Gary Keller teaches a simple strategy for tackling large goals. Instead of focusing on the large task, break it down into smaller tasks. Until you are left with one thing to accomplish that will move you forward.
He uses an analogy with dominos that illustrates it perfectly.
A single domino can knock over another domino that is 50% bigger. At this progression, the 23rd domino would be the size of the Eiffel Tower, the 31st the size of Mount Everest, and the 57th the distance to the moon.
This shows how powerful each step we take is in our business. Closing one client. Setting up a profit account. Sending out one newsletter. While they may seem small, they have huge results that could echo beyond our own lifetime.
"A geometric progression is like a long, long train- it starts out too slow to notice until it's moving too fast to stop."
When setting goals inside of your business, start with the big and incrementally look make it smaller. Have that big, outrageous revenue goal that you want to hit in the next 3 years? What is the one thing you need to accomplish this year to hit it? What one thing could you do this month to accomplish your goal for this year? What one thing could you do today?
The book has a simple mantra. What's the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
If you feel like you're not moving the needle at all, focus on your one thing. Focus on that first domino. Once it's down, focus on the next. Eventually you'll start accomplishing things you never thought possible.
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