The “How” strategy
We all have goals. Big or small. And at some point we all have had trouble with reaching said goals. It’s normal. It is not supposed to be easy. But it’s not supposed to be that hard either. It all depends on the perspective you choose to look at the situation you are in.
I’m going to share with you a simple strategy, that I used and practiced to extend in goals and achieve them. I called it “The “How” strategy”.
“Beauty lies in simplicity”
Let’s first take a couple of things into aspect.
Life is the way we make it and shape it with our mind. Every goal we set is a process. A series of actions done one after another. We need to look at it that way. Yet so many of us don’t. We forget that it is all an algorithm. That our goals are a process. We need to consider them and act upon them as a process.
Having taken that into account, let’s continue. The strategy is very simple and relevant for every life situation you might be dealing with. Yet so many of us tend to stress over the big picture and get frustrated that it’s not happening fast enough. Which results in killing your happiness, motivation and ambition to the subject.
If that is your case, then consider trying this and let me know if it was from any help.
The first thing you should do is brake your goal into small parts, as small as you can. It’s an algorithm, treat it like one! One action after another.
Take a piece of paper and write your goal on top. Then start braking down, using the question “how”!
For an example:
Goal: Reach a larger audience for my business. (How)
- By posting more often (how)
- By creating more content (how)
- By thinking how to give value to them (how)
- By asking them what they consider valuable (how)
- By making a post about it and sharing it (how)
- By using a photo editor (how)
- By learning how to use it (how)
- By a youtube tutorial
When can’t go any further, then you have reached the end. From that point on you start working on it from the bottom to the top.
The reasons why this way to do things this way is useful are surprisingly not that few.
First, it is very easy to follow. People genuinely lose motivation, because of the size and quantity of the tasks they need to accomplish for their goals. This way you put one foot after another and easy as the tasks may seem you are still making progress. This way you are practicing patience which is a key quality to have.
Second, you can create a timed schedule for your tasks. That way you can practice discipline, punctuality and consistency, which are all also key qualities to have, no matter what sphere you are in.
Third, even if you start loosing motivation (which I doubt), you can take a look at your game plan and see how little effort you need to put in to accomplish the next task. That way practicing motivation and determination.
Don’t look at the big picture. Visualize it and use it as a drive, but don’t get discouraged how far away it may seem. Like I said, it is a process. Trust the process. Don’t stress over 3 steps ahead. Your focus should be only on completing the one which you have now. Think about the next one when you get to the next one. This is a key way to use this strategy. That way you can’t get discouraged and lose motivation. One foot after another. Brick after brick. Don’t live in the future, we’re not there yet, think about how you can maximize today!
As simple as this may seem, people still get discouraged and give up, because of the lack of simplicity they use to get their goals.
I came up with this strategy about 2 years ago (I doubt I’m the first, but I didn’t find it anywhere). It has helped me a lot.
To many people are over complicating it. Like I said:
No one said it’s supposed to be easy. But neither someone said it has to be that hard.
Brake your goals into building blocks. And start building. After all…who can construct your life, if not you?