If our goals had obtainable baby-steps for us to take, then we could happily walk that path to success.
When we have a goal in mind, we should try to decide the most efficient plan of attack. You don’t want to complete the first five steps, just to realize you need to go back try to correct steps two and three.
In cooking, we often need to prep certain ingredients before others; take a stir-fry for example. When trying to make this simple dish, I first have to consider whether to slice my meats or cut my veggies.
If you try to slice the meat before you chop your vegetables, then you have to wash your hands and cutting board. I find it more efficient and relaxing to prep my veggies because it saves time and energy in the long run.
In college, you have to decides which assignments are worth more points; which class should you really spend more time studying for?
If you learn to prepare your steps before you walk, then you’ll find life more enjoyable and worth living.
I’m not saying we should remove the challenge from life; we should definitely give ourselves obstacles worth working toward, but it’s no doubt that we often set ourselves up for failure before even given a chance to get up and start moving.
You can learn more about living a happy life in my newest book Siren Song