What does this sentence have to do with the #1 Word Blog Challenge – ‘together & small’ I hear you ask? Well…..
I was looking to write for the #1Word Blog Challenge this week. The words were ‘together’ and ‘small’. I was having severe writer’s block and was scrolling through some quotes, searching for together and small when I found one from Van Gogh “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”.
Okay, I thought, I have a theme to write about. I then came across this one from Joyce Meyers which had a different aspect at looking at ‘together’ and ‘small’. It is actually about being organized!
I ask the question again “Are you an organized person?”
Ask my family and they will tell you I am almost anal in organization. I have lists about lists and love ticking off each job as it is completed. Of course there are times when even I procrastinate, who doesn’t, however if you want to achieve your goals you just have to do it! I just hate having small things unfinished when it might only take half an hour to clear them up.
[bctt tweet=”So how do we realize larger goals if we can’t handle the small things?”]
Here are 4 top tips to getting it together so you can achieve your goals
1. Write it down
Once you write down your goal, no matter how large or small, it is there for you to see everyday. This will help you define your goal. You need to put a time limit on when you want to achieve it. Don’t be unrealistic but you need to keep focused and accountable. Stick the goal on your mirror so you see it everyday.
2. Break it down
If you are working towards a large goal such as studying for a degree, saving for a holiday, house or event, you need to break it down into smaller sized goals so that the task doesn’t seem onerous. Make a list of all the small things that you need to do to achieve your main goal. Keep a notebook as you may need to add to the list from time to time, while hopefully ticking off other items.
3. Tick it off
As you finish each item on the list tick them off. It is surprising how motivating it can be to tick an item off the list. That can even apply to housework! Yeah bathroom finished – tick, vacuuming finished – tick, writing a blog that I don’t want to write – tick!
4. Do the hard things first to avoid procrastination
If you are working on a list of small jobs, get the hard jobs or jobs you don’t like out of the way first. We all have things that we have to do but don’t like doing. Get them done, tick them off and pat yourself on the back. You will then whiz through the easier items on your list.
Treating small tasks in this manner will have you tackling those larger goals in no time. We can be organized – it is just a matter of getting organized to be organized and getting it all together!