March 1, 2013jodi.cokerArticlesComments Off on CREATE SUBGOALS FOR BETTER RESULTS

By Dr. Henry Cloud

Hey Guys,

I just got to Florida where I am facilitating a business retreat and looking forward to it. I love it when leaders get together to proactively think about how to do the best they can, and be the best that they can be for others. Very inspiring.

I have been spending a lot of time researching goals and goal achievement. I will be sharing more about those in upcoming newsletters, but here is one thing to think about:

If you are trying to achieve something that feels big, one of the best things that you can do is to break that down into subgoals. For example, when I write a book it is about an 80,000 word project. If I think about writing 80,000 words, I get sick. But, if I break it down into subgoals, then those are very achievable. If I write 5,000 words a week, then a book is written in 4 months. 5,000 words in a week is very doable for me if I have done all of my research and am ready to write. Then, I no longer get depressed, but motivated.

If you have to lose 50 pounds, that can be overwhelming. But, to have subgoals of exercising each day a certain amount of time is doable. Everything can be looked at that way, and this is actually the way that it always works.

Try it and let us know!


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