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Though either/or thinking can be tempting when it comes to setting big or small goals, trainers and coaches say it’s actually better to do both. “In my coaching experience, it has always been powerful for people to have big goals,” says Michael Piercy, MS, certified strength and conditioning specialist, owner of The LAB and IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year 2017. Think Small to Accomplish Big Things If all of your goals involve long-term objectives or your projects are large and involved, break them down into something you can do that you can check off on a daily basis. Big or small. But, for your own good, it is best to often see that you are reaching your goals, it will boost your confidence.

So, in that respect, one would think that setting small goals is better. However, when you have big goals, you should. While it’s OK to have one big goal for the year — to increase your revenues to a certain dollar amount, gain a certain number of new subscribers, or expand your product line, for example — that kind of big goal is often hard to keep track of over the course of the year, and very hard to break down into action steps. Small goals, more often Small goals tend to be easier to achieve than big goals (and can also help us build good work habits at the same time). Saving for a new computer, for instance, is easier than saving for a house deposit.

Giving talks at 3 conferences is easier than earning half your income from speaking engagements. i’m not sure because if you dream big your hopes might be crushed worse if you fail than if you had small dreams, but isn’t it better to dream big? let me know your opinion. I believe that we all need to have big dreams and big goals, there is no doubt about it. However, when it comes to achieving those dreams and making progress, we need to start from the ground up.

Meaning, we must start small. This is why we break our big goals into smaller actionable steps that we can act on immediately. So how do you complete the journey of a.

Whether Your Goals Are Big or Small, It’s Important to Measure Your Progress. A better idea about what you are doing wrong can help you do more. I think many smaller goals are require to achieve one big goal.

Whenever your big dream goal is like an impossible one. Though you have to use a divide and conquer method to achieve a goal. Such that in a small goals so it is convient in life to w.

When you set a big goal, you’re really assigning yourself thousands of small tasks. When people give up on these big goals, it’s often because they haven’t clarified what those thousands of small.

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Goals do not necessarily mean that bigger is better.

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Smaller and short-term goals are less overwhelming and can be just as rewarding when it’s clear how they relate to the larger goals you’ve set.

“97 Things Every Engineering Manager Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts” by Camille Fournier
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Goals are more easily achieved if they are broken into small ones.

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Making mini goals takes the overall goal and reduces it in size so that it’s manageable and doable.

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You can only meet big goals on time if your smaller ones are done on time, too.

“Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness” by Vex King
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Each step of the way, you meet small goals—though I’m all about big goals, the bigger the better.

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Having smaller or shortterm goals is important so you can see progress along the way.

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Goals are about the Big Picture.

“Your Money: The Missing Manual” by J.D. Roth
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The best question—and by default, the best goal—is big and specific: big, because you’re after extraordinary results; specific, to give you something to aim at and to leave no wiggle room about whether you hit the mark.

“The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
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These larger goals can be broken down into smaller, more achievable subgoals.

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  • Simple programmer Been putting out alot of content and good videos it helped me during my time being a junior developer and answers alot of questions. Keep up the good videos

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    It’s a story about starting out middle class, falling into poverty, joining a gang for survival and comradery, and yes, getting and taking advantage of a lucky break. Fools will focus on that very last piece and go “See? You have to be lucky!” but it’s not true. Ryan got what he got for two reasons. Someone was willing to teach him, and he was willing to move on.

  • Something I struggle with constantly getting over that all or nothing mentality. I sure feel the little things that add up on the negative side so I should take advantage of it on the other side.

  • Solid advice starts around at 6:00, I closed the video because I was bored with the long examples he was giving but I came again it’s a good advice. May be just I like it to the point some people like examples more.

  • I watched this video last year and it has changed my life. I have at least 15 mini habits now that seem very natural and require no effort I’ve been doing them for months.
    This video is the answer to why anyone struggles with creating habits. 100% recommended.

  • Thanks bro I didn’t find a better practical version for establishment of new habits. Thanks a lot. I struggled a lot in consistently pushing myself everyday as a young cricketer while I had to do cardio+workout+working on batting skills+even studying+not using much of mobile.

    I’ll surely plan it in mini habit version and will definitely edit this comment after one month.

  • Thank you very much for the content. You videos are very inspiring and realistic. Your want to help people is very very much appreciated. I think everyone can relate and take something from these videos. Keep up the great work! One Step At A Time.

  • Question: What would you recommend if the habit I want to implement requires me to travel 20 minutes, do the thing, and then 20 minutes back home?

  • I meditate for 6 minutes after my morning runs very effective. And my runs are 45 to 1 hour, I don’t do anymore than the time I prescribe. My workout are 20 minutes. I am able to do so everyday.

  • Sometimes I don’t want to see a movie or a series because I feel like I’m wasting my time, even if it’s only one episode, but then I waste all afternoon watching videos of 10 minutes or less
    For me that’s the evil version of the mini habits…

  • I used to run 5 to 6 times a week before I got injured. I didn’t feel like running every day but, I knew I had a race coming up and needed to train. On those days that I didn’t feel like running, I’d tell myself, actually giving myself permission, that I’d get out there and get started for just 10 minutes. If I wasn’t into it, I’d go back home. It worked every time. I wasn’t really tricking myself because I knew I just needed to get out the door and I’d be all into the run. And, I do this with any workout. I love it once I have started. It’s just the ‘start’ that’s hard.

  • About a year ago I got really fed up with not exercising so I decided to start but never actually got much done in the long run. Around 5 months ago I found this video and I actually thought your idea was great so I applied it to myself and it really helped I now exercise everyday with a goal of 30 mins, but I actually end up exercising for around 1 and a half hours on a day where I have time, I want to really thank you for this video because it 100% works and has made my life so much better

  • The things I want to get better at and need to do everyday:
    1. Singing (indian classical)
    2. Piano
    3. Writing
    4. Reading
    5. Cooking
    6. Improve my sense of fashion
    7. Literary analysis
    8. Talking into a camera
    9. Running my youtube channel

  • I don’t know who you are, or what you look like, but you are my ultimate role model! Thank you so much for making these videos. ��

  • Why are the simplest things the hardest for us? We expect to reach our huge goal, and we have to do SO much. That intimidates us tremendously. Mini habits put the pressure off and it means you don’t break the chain, another really important idea in habit formation.

  • Thank you for this. It was a well needed reminder. I would love to hear your thoughts on panic attacks and fear of people.

    I was on my way to getting used to pressured social situations, giving speeches and sitting in meetings. Then a debilitating general sensation of fear appeared, and been now trying to find a way out for half a year. I’m a 23-year old woman, becoming an engineer and trying to find the strength and vision to best help people.
    I think a major part of my problem is biochemical, which I’m looking into, but if you have any sort of a clue to follow, I’ll gladly listen. How to not get fearful of other people. Sitting in meetings is one thing, but active negotiation skills seem far in the future. How do high profile people prep for pressured situations? I won’t let panic run over me trying to help the world.

    Thanks and much love from Finland xx

  • Summery
    MiniHabits
    Activities with low expectations
    They are super easy so we don’t procastinate
    We do frequently
    In long run it improves our life alot

  • I just paused to do 2:22 minutes. Ended up doing 2x 2:22 minutes. Could have done more but wanted to see the rest:-D Thank you for the inspiration!

  • German saying: Don’t do tomorrow, what you can do today”
    (Was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf morgen)
    But in German its a rhyme xD

  • My mini goal was to watch 10 seconds and I needed up watching the whole thing haha…. sorta true but I did end up watching more than I planned since it was playing already

  • Thanks Marisa ❤️��Your help is priceless!!Since I was a child, I was taught that I was stupid and would not achieve anything in this life. It’s like a moral attitude. Now I’m 37 and I’m working on myself to remove all these negative attitudes, but it’s very hard. Only thanks to such videos there is still hope!

  • A great video man! Hope I had seen this faster. Small habits are way better in the long run for sure! In my opinion, I have to practice on being content with the small progress than not having any at all.
    First, Small progress is so underrated. I think we tend to only see the big goals and achievements and then goes to forget that it takes time to achieve them.
    Secondly, small goals, just like what you said, will yield better results in the long run since we keep continuing the journey. Big goals or in this case big habits will usually only stay consistent for the first few weeks and the closer we are to the next week, the smaller our effort will be.
    So, just as a reminder to myself that I have to take the small steps because it is better in the long run. Someone who has been taking small steps in one thing for a year will be better off than one who has only taken big steps for a month.:)

  • A habit created means you will be improving through experience, thus reducing the effort necessary to do (whatever), because of increasing skill levels. Eventually, as habits take up less room, so to say, you can add another. They compress like sedimentary layers of rock did after the flood.

  • I haven’t laughed all day or even cracked a smile but then… ” Some of the Elephants…”
    Thank you for keeping in some of these fun mess-ups. Made my day.

  • You might like this:

    I think of habits as complex or simple. The things we usually do every day are complex. Break them down into their simple component parts, and address one of them.

    For example, I want to exercise every day is one goal. I want to exercise for an hour every day is a second goal added to it. Your recommendation to do 2 min in stead of 20 min was practicing what I like to call Wedge Theory. You have an entire yard to clean up (I run a yardwork company):o)
    …well, most people look at the jungle before them and get overwhelmed. We learned to look at a very tiny place, perhaps close to the front door, but wherever it is, we look at maybe a 3 foot square area, and pull all the weeds there until it is pristine perfect. If you use your hands as blinders, you can look at that one square yard of perfect yard, and enjoy amazing progress!

    Plus, since you were aiming at that Wedge, you have completed a task. That is a Dopamine hit (your body makes it in response to progress and achievement). Now, you are positively motivated to clear a second wedge! You see how we do it? We go through the yard like a pac-man!

    Another example:

    You want to get up earlier? And you want to get up at the same time every day, instead of sleeping in on the weekends? Well, that is two habits to change; timing, and regularity. If you attack them both, it is not 2 times harder to accomplish. The effort is multiplied; not added. Simplify. I would stop sleeping in on the weekends first, and get that habit solidly established for a month at least. Then, I would simply work on a second habit.

    Doing it this way, you develop the complex habit in 2 months. Attacking it in complex form means you will not develop the habit at all in all likelihood.

  • Just to add one more thing I don’t only do mini habits but I do a “half ass job” which I know sounds terrible but doing a half ass job of something means that I actually achieve it day in day out. Eventually you get fed up of the half ass aspect and you improve.

  • I recently starting creating ‘blocks of time’ on google calendar as everyone on ProductiviyTube was acting like it was the greatest thing. That has made me LESS productive. I feel like i’m on a treadmill. Before I had a habit tracker (it was just a table in a bullet journal that I would tick when I achieved a task) and that made me more productive and made me feel better. I think it’s because I could do those things any time of day not specifically 1-2pm. Scheduling is a trap.

  • The mini habit method goes well for almost anything except studying.
    if you need to study, dont to the mini habit method.
    i had a lot of problems with the mini habit method on studying so i left it.
    The mini habit method goes well with excersing, meditating, organizing and reading books
    but not with studying

  • Before this I never comment on any kind of YouTube vedio but this vedio makes me motivate to comment..
    This vedio is really very useful everyone must understand the content delivered in this vedio deeply.
    Bcoz this can change everything you want.

  • 1400 years ago the prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said ” the deeds most loved by Allah(Lord) are those done regularly even if they are small” [Sahih Muslim 783]
    No wonder that the world is still talking about it because this is 100% effective if you want to establish a new habit.

  • I agree 100% with your theory, I will start to incorporate mini habits. I started today with 3 mins. of meditation, upon completion I felt so much better, a sense of mission accomplished. I will definitely try to accommodate more good habits in small doses with the hope of increasing the doses as I go along. I trust with time I would squeeze out the bad habits and replace them with the good ones.

  • What can a person with ADHD do to keep what they’ve successfully received from dreaming and goals. The executive function of a ADHD brain is different. And getting and losing becomes repetitive and the depression and anxiety begins to hurt too bad to dream again. What can be done to bypass the executive function differece after achieving the initial goal? Maintaining the relationship the job, the money, etc. Can uou do a video for ADHD people? Thank you

  • I am getting my first book published. And that too with penguin publishers!! And it’s going to be a bestseller. My dreams are coming true. I feel on top of the world.