Break it Down
When goal-setting, people are often told ‘dream big’ or ‘shoot for the moon’. All goals are attainable however, they don’t always seem that way. Especially if the ambition is long-term and large in scale. Tommey Walker’s mentor gave him great advice that he has now passed onto us: break it down.
Think about how reachable Tommey made his ultimate goal. He wanted to learn how to design. He started with Photoshop. Before even worrying about tackling Photoshop – which is a fairly large program to learn – he focused on getting a computer. He broke that $1400 payment down into 14 payments of $100. Ultimately Tommey went from wanting to be a UX designer to setting his very attainable goal of simply making $100, 14 times. While this goal-setting might seem tedious, it was these micro-goals that turned Tommey into a successful entrepreneur.
A crucial part of this process is to trust yourself. Setting small goals is one thing, but Tommey said it best: “I don’t even focus on the final goal, I just know I’m going to get there.” His advice is applicable to all areas of our lives. Whether its succeeding in one’s career, climbing a mountain, or even training a dog – setting small goals makes the final goal feel attainable, but you must have faith that you will achieve that final objective.
Student. Goal-Setter. Future Game-Changer.