There is so much pressure on us to measure our success in terms of deadlines, clocks and schedules. "By the end of the week/month/year... I'm going to have that difficult conversation/exercise more/manage by time better/organise my papers etc."
A kinder way to use time to help us achieve goals may be to work towards what we want, keeping our dreams in mind, but focusing on the next step rather than the final step. Many of the situations we would like to change have developed over time — an unspoken idea, a half kilo there, a small pile of papers there. Before we realise it things are no longer as we wish.
Often what stops us taking any action at all is a belief that it is just to big to tackle.
These seven steps may help:
Taking small steps towards a preferred future will build feelings of success and achieve results.
Remember as Paul Kelly and Kevin Carmody sang...
...from little things, big things grow...