“Are there goals you want to reach but you haven’t been able to? Do you struggle to accomplish things? Perhaps, you are overwhelmed or bit off more than you can chew. Do you face seemingly unsolvable and insurmountable problems?
You still want to make it happen, right? You’d like to resolve your difficulties and reach your goals. You’d like to be successful and happy. This approach is very helpful in getting people over these types of issues. All you have to do is implement it. It works! Do it!
How do you climb Mount Everest? How do you get from one end of a hiking trail to the other? One step at a time. How do you eat an elephant? Bite by bite. Drop by drop the tub gets filled. Better a little bit than no bit. Do things in smaller increments.
It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done – If You Want It – Do It
Chunk the task into tinier manageable pieces or bits. Break it down into smaller components, each of which, by itself, is easy to perform or accomplish. Too often, people stop themselves because it feels to big and they don’t know what to do or want to do it.
Small bite size pieces. We cut food into tiny bites for children because it is easier. Do the same for yourself if you have trouble doing anything. You want to clean the house but it is too much. Clean an area of your desk, a drawer, some small part to begin the process.
Often, what you discover, is a sense of satisfaction at this s first accomplishment that you will do a little bit more. Bit by bit you end up getting it done. It is easier to do 5 or 20 minutes a day than an hour or more. Make the tasks manageable and easy. Then you win!
The Secret To Getting Things Done Is To Act – Take Action
When hiking or climbing a mountain experts suggest tell you to look at your feet, or four or five feet ahead on the ground. Keep your head down and watch your steps. The same recommendation is made for cyclists. Keep your focus on the ground.
Looking off at the peak, a large distance away, can be discouraging and may make the ascent tougher. When you focus on the area just where you are or immediately in front of you, you stop comparing how far you need to go. Just look at what needs to be done now.
If you think the distance is great it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. Don’t defeat yourself. You can walk or bike four or five feet easily. You don’t notice the distance or the height this way. Your focus is on what you can easily do. It may still be arduous but less so.
Where You Focus Your Attention Is Where You Get Results
If your focus is only on each step you need to take you will still make progress at a steady rate. The goal doesn’t change but what you focus on does. Instead of concentrating on the end and length of the journey you concentrate on the smaller components.
How you enjoy the journey often determines how much you enjoy arriving at your destination. Gather up smaller wins along the way to the large one and you will feel better about yourself and about completing tasks. Apply this concept to making things happen in life.
Focus on what can be done in the immediate present. Focus on the tiny steps that you can take right now. You can overcome any problem and any difficulty, any challenge, no matter how big or seemingly insurmountable by chunking it down.
Keep Your Focus Entirely On What You Are Able To Do – Then Do It
Work at it bit by bit. You will get it done. If your kitchen drain is stopped and your faucet drips drops every few seconds, ultimately it could fill and overflow. Each drop contributes to the overall. Tiny efforts contribute to the overall effect of accomplishing your goal.
While it may take longer you still can overcome problems and achieve your goals. The trade off is smaller and longer for not at all. Keep in mind you are making steady progress and winning along the way or you live complaining and worrying about it not getting done.
Take action and keep at it bit b bit, day by day, step-by-step until you reach your dream or solve your problem. Keep at it and get it done. If you quit or give up it won’t happen. Persist with the small, tiny, daily actions. You can accomplish great things. You truly can!
Do Less With More Focus – Action Expresses Your Priorities
The trickle of a stream eventually becomes a river given the right amount of time. You are an amazingly powerful person. You have incredible resources within you. You can do this if you want to badly enough. Do just enough to keep yourself going forward.
Not too much. Do just enough to maintain the interest and the desire. Easy enough to do but not boring. Make it as interesting as possible. You can create a new habit of of being more productive. As you create the success habit of ‘getting it done’ you feel better.
You may feel relieved about crossing it off your list or resolving an issue. You might feel more inspired and motivated to get others things done once finished with the immediate concern. You feel better about yourself! Your confidence and self esteem increases.
If You Desire It Enough – You Will Take Positive Steps To Have It
Your self image can change from one who doesn’t do to one who can do anything. A little goes a long way! You can make enormous progress taking positive small actions each day. As you complete your tasks, reward yourself. Feel good. Pat yourself on the back. Delight in it. Keep a success journal and write it down. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes
Have an wonderful day!
*** We are planning some new things! Soon A Teleseminar with Rex What are your questions, what do you want to know, what would you like help with? Use the comment section to let me know. I’ll let you know when, meanwhile, please let me know what you’d like. ***
Horizons photo used with permission of Phil Koch.
If you think these posts would help others please share them. Help Spread the word. Comment and provide feedback and requests.
Subscribe and Follow Daily Inspiration and Gratitude Today!