What do you do when your dreams are so incapacitatingly huge?
What do you do when you have a BHAG (Big Hairy, Audacious, Goal)?
This one, I learned from LEGO as a kid.
The picture on the box can be so incredible, but so intimidating.
The trick is taking it one step at a time.
Simple, but not easy.
It turns out that big, hairy, complicated things are actually made up of lots of small, achievable, actionable things.
By breaking the big goal down small enough, you enable yourself to see a starting point, mico-missions, and tasks that are manageable.
So what to do when you’re feeling stuck?
Make it smaller.
Practice the habit of asking “can it be smaller?” and you will start developing the confidence you need for even bigger, hairier goals.
2 Minute Action
What’s something you’ve been meaning to do but haven’t gotten to?
What’s something you’d like to have finished in the next 10 years?
Why can’t you start?
How would you start if you knew you could never get around that obstacle?
What’s a step you can take right now? (send an email, make a phone call)
Can it be smaller?
Breaking big things down into smaller things will help you score a lot of small wins.
Small wins will develop the trust in yourself to take on bigger challenges.
Don’t think you’re going to bench press 500lbs on your first day.