I Am Alive Day 106
Hello, Bob Caine here. this is my 106th day in the #iamalivechallenge. I am alive and doing very well. I hope you are doing very well as well. You probably noticed that I titled this post with the main topic rather than what has been my standard “I Am Alive Challenge Day 999”. This was prompted by a very helpful comment from @ph1102 whose advice I definitely value. This change also moves me forward in my efforts to provide more useful content in my posts. Thank you @ph1102.
Guinea Pig Challenge – Tasks, Milestones and Goals Part 2
“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
To continue yesterday’s post about tasks, milestones and goals, I wanted to re-enforce the idea of aiming high with your goals. You may not fully achieve a lofty goal but you are likely to achieve more than you would have with a less ambitious goal. If you aim low then you will hit low.
The Guinea Pig Challenge has provided us with 3 high priority goals. Now you need to determine what the tasks and milestones are that will get us to our goals. What is the difference between a task and a milestone? A task is a piece of work or activity that has a very specific definition which can be accomplished in a short period of time; e.g., send a series of marketing emails one each day. A milestone is an event or point in time that indicates an important stage in achieving your goal; e.g., gained 20 referrals from your email series.
Sometimes it is difficult to get started with the tasks and milestones to reach a goal. “Writer’s block'” can prevent us from completing even the simplest task. If this happens whether at the begin, middle or end of your journey toward a goal, think in terms of steps. What is the first step I need to do? What is the next step?
There can be a mental barrier getting started. We need to make a small step in the right direction to get started. A useful strategy to get started is to break down a task into easy steps that can be completed in less than a hour. If it can be done in 5 minutes that’s great. If it can’t be done right now then plan on taking that step first thing the next day. Once you start taking these small steps, momentum will build and completing tasks will become easier and easier. You just have to get going.
Starting tomorrow, I will use my 3 goals as examples to plan and determine tasks and milestones.
I did get new windows installed today. One of the windows was for the kitchen so I count it as being part of the remodel.
IAAC Day 106 Video
Until Tomorrow, Bob Caine
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