One of the most successful techniques to setting effective short term goals and staying accountable is reverse engineering your big picture vision, working backwards from your deadline to the current day. From there you break down your big picture vision into bite sized milestones. The secret to remaining on track is writing these milestones down and marking them off as you complete them. When you feel overwhelmed and stuck, you can refer back to this, which I call the progress bucketlist, and see the progress you’ve made. This technique is a great way to remain motivated while breaking down large goals into smaller, actionable ones.
Contributors: Heidi Lynne Kurter from Heidi Lynne Consulting