Set reasonable goals for yourself because sometimes these goals can seem so far out of reach that we just give up on them. This is why it’s very important to break these long-term goals into achievable short-term goals.
It’s actually super easy to turn big goals into a series of smaller goals that you can get through much more easily. For example, let’s take a monetary goal. Say you want to be making $5,000 a month. Instead of just blindly grasping at any money-making opportunity that comes by to try to get to that high amount, make smaller goals that build up to the big one.
In this example, let’s say you already make $1,000 per month. Now, rather than immediately trying to make a $4,000 jump, set your goals in increments of $200-$500 additionally a month (whatever is most doable for you.) Doing this ensures that you have set reasonable goals for yourself to be able to actually get to in a shorter amount of time. You are essentially building a bridge to your dreams instead of trying to jump straight to them when you set reasonable goals for yourself. This practice can be done with ANY kind of goal; you just have to take the time to figure out what the steps leading to your main goals look like.
Setting reasonable goals for yourself can rid you of a lot of anxiety that comes with the feelings of pressure when you can’t figure out how to reach big ones right away. It can be easy to lose sight of how to achieve these large goals when they are so overwhelming and looming over us. This can lead to feeling like just giving up on our dreams because we feel like we can never do enough to make them come true. When you set reasonable goals for yourself, you also help to teach yourself discipline and perseverance. When you are able to feel more and more accomplished as you move forward, you’re more likely to follow through with the smaller goals to reach the big one.
I hope this has inspired you to dust off any dreams you’ve given up on, and turn them into bite-sized goals you can easily work through to achieve what you have always wanted!