Small Steps: The Surest Way to Success

What is your big, worthy goal for the next month, quarter or year?

Do you know what the next step is to reach your goal?

How can you divide it into smaller, doable actions you can take?

At the end of the year and the start of a new one, we tend to reflect on accomplishments and think about aspirations.

There’s nothing wrong with keeping the status quo if it works for you. Constantly striving for the next big thing is no better than leading a simple, satisfying life.

But like all human beings, you probably have a wish or a dream that has yet to come true. A wish or a dream is not a goal until you have a plan of action. And a plan of action is not made until you define the next steps.  And the next steps are not done until you actually complete them.

In episode 44 of The Incrementalist, you will learn: 

1. When you have a high, hard goal that you want to reach in the next year, 5 years, or 10 years, lack of motivation is not the biggest issue. Usually, what holds you back is lack of clarity on what you need to do or lack of ability to take the necessary action.

2. With the Incrementalist approach, you can achieve big things with little resistance and less friction. 

3. The first principle is to get clear on your priority or priorities. 

4. The second principle is to break down the big goal into actionable, manageable steps. 

5. The third principle is to set a time block to do the important thing. 

6. The fourth principle is to synch with your natural rhythm. 

7. The fifth principle is to rest and recharge.

To listen to episode 44, Small Steps: The Surest Way to Success, click here. If you prefer to read the transcript, go here. Subscribe to The Incrementalist at Apple Podcasts or other apps.

If you’re a visual learner, watch the video on episode 44 on the new YouTube channel

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Dyan Williams is a solo lawyer who practices U.S. immigration law and legal ethics at Dyan Williams Law PLLC. She is also a productivity coach who helps working parents, lawyers, small business owners and other busy people turn their ideas into action, reduce overwhelm, and focus on what truly matters. She is the author of The Incrementalist: A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps.


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