Goal setting is key to success. But wait! The people who set goals can be easily categorized into two types. Firstly, the individual who set large goals, and secondly those who set small goals. So, the million-dollar question is which goal-setting tactic is better? The short! The answer is it all depends on individuals.
Large goal-setters chase their biggest dream. Also, they can easily set themselves for failure. On the other hand, small goals-setters could be selling short! But, short-term goals could compound the benefits of getting 1% better every day. The right goal-setting strategy and tactics will depend on your personality. As well as preferences, habits, and routines. In this post, we will dive deep into setting large or small goals!
Inspire Vs. Action
“Setting large goals from the start; large goals vs. small goals requires different methods of planning, tactics, and implementation. Not all one size fits all. Additionally, sticking with large goals requires mental and emotional energy. As well as, strategy and planning. Making a large goal is easy, but sticking with it! “
“Personally, massive-goal-setting required years. For example, becoming an expert photographer or climbing Mt. Everest. Large goals depend on person to person. It would also take a huge undertaking, a lot of sacrifices, and preparation. Avoid setting the bar too high – else you would feel discouraged before even starting.”
The Power Of Compounding
Regularly, small goals are easier to achieve. You can set them more often, build them, and constantly become a better version of yourself. Remember, progress is the key to success. It is one of the most important motivating factors.
How does a small goal look in the practical world?
The key to achieving small goals is to focus. Whatever goals you focus on getting most of your attention and so does your energy. It is like building a new muscle. To build it properly you need to first break it down. You can commit to a plethora of things, for example, to learn martial arts. You might aim to start with kicking and jumping like a ninja. Setting it as a goal could destroy your routine. Instead, go for everyday training. In short! build your martial arts skills slowly and every day. And, within no time you’d master the skill of martial arts. If you are not familiar with martial art’s then how about losing some weight? However, you can exercise to the best of your limit in a day, but that won’t slim you down. Instead, plan a regular meal, do regular exercise, and you’ll change in a month.
So setting a small, achievable goal, you set yourself for:-
- Regular Progress instead of burndown
- Accomplishment instead of discouragement
- The confident approach instead of procrastinating
So, although it might not be super impressive to do 100 pull-ups a day. However, starting small for example, 5 pull-ups each day and increasing compounding would change you. You’d build momentum, and this energy will move your forward. So, only one small goal will naturally grow larger. It is equal to building greatness. To start with something small and then scaling it up gradually.
How To Set Small Goals?
So, are you ready to set some of the small goals in your life and business? One problem that most people face is that it can be harder to think smaller. Small goals can help you grow. The compounding is too easy. On the other hand, pushing yourself too far too quickly could cause burnout. And, plus you might lose your motivation. Moreover, you need to commit to regular, small goals, and try to be patient with it.
Here is a basic list of some of the small goals: –
- Running A Marathon
– No ( Run directly into a marathon race )
– Yes ( Run one-mile a day, four days a week ) [Small goal]
– No ( Visit every place in the bucket list this year )
– Yes ( Visit a new place this month ) [Small goal]
- Growing Plant
– No ( Plant an entire vegetable garden )
– Yes ( Buy one plan and keep it alive for two months, then buy another ) [Small goal]
Small goals work because they are achievable and flexible. Since small goals change over time, they continue to motivate us. So, instead of directly registering for a marathon, go for a one-mile run each day. And, slowly increase your strength. You can easily choose your next aim because setting small goals means you set yourself for flexibility.
Against the myth, there is nothing wrong with setting short goals. Whether you set a big goal or a small goal – the key to success is taking initiative. You can aim for stars or you can aim for the first layer of the atmosphere. Remember, you do not want to lock yourself in one goal setting. Go for a hybrid approach, set both small and big goals. Test new things out, try new ideas, and enjoy making your dreams come reality.