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Creating the steps to reach your goal

Goals can seem daunting, but know these two things.

First, goals are the big picture. You can break down goals. When you add the SMART goal frame, you’re creating objectives around the goals. Strategies provide the “how” and tactics provide the “what” to different steps. 

Another way to look at this is to take the goals and break them down into smaller steps that you can check off the to do list. Add due dates next to each of these steps to make them actionable.

The second thing to remember? That small steps, taken consistently, will get you to your goal. This make not seem to be true all the time, but it is. Forward momentum gathers steam.

Let’s talk a bit more about breaking down goals into actionable steps.

  • Don’t skip steps.
  • If you aren’t sure of how much time a step will take, do your research. Ask folks. Give yourself more time then you need. 
  • Some steps can be taken concurrently with other steps. Others need to be taken on their own. Be realistic when you’re creating your to-do list.
  • You can revisit your goals any time. They’re your goals. Adjust, delete, add. Start over again if you need to. 
  • Be patient with yourself. You haven’t chosen the easiest path, being an artist. Be kind to yourself, and give yourself the gift of patience. Before you move to the next step make sure you’re ready.
  • Keep working on your goal setting. Take out a calendar, and set some due dates for the goals, and the steps you need to take to get to the goal. 

Remember, small steps move you forward. 

You’ve got this.


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