Your Brain Is Limited

So by breaking a larger project down into smaller to-dos, it will be easier for you to identify what step you should take next.

These smaller steps should be written down on a list. 


Time Management


Melissa Gratias
Breaking tasks down helps us to see large tasks as more approachable and doable, and reduces our propensity to procrastinate or defer tasks, because we simply don’t know where to begin.

The main reasons why specific goals are so powerful:

  • They force us to make a choice to pursue them and exclude anything that’s irrelevant. This increases our focus.
  • They incite effort.
  • They inspire us to be more persistent, as we have a clear idea of what success looks like.
  • They immediately get our wheels turning on the strategies necessary to attain them.

By breaking down large projects into smaller steps you have the opportunity to receive feedback faster and make adjustments when necessary.

We want to see progress quickly. We enjoy the feeling of crossing something off our to-do list - dopamine is being released. 

By breaking long-term assignments down, you open the door to experience more frequent rewards and dopamine rushes which inspire you to keep taking steps forward.

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  1. Define your goals and write them down.
  2. Break those goals down into tasks.
  3. Break those tasks down into the smallest possible subtasks.
  4. Prioritize your tasks, and delete/delegate tasks you don't need to do.
  5. Schedule time on your calendar every single day, ideally first thing in the morning, to work on your highest-priority goal task.
  6. Focus on your goal task during your scheduled time, and work on it until it's complete.



t of us make advances small and large every single day, but we fail to notice them because we lack a method for acknowledging our progress. This is a huge l

It encourages you to claim your successes and to deflect your failures.

When something good happens, you take the credit, but when something bad happens, you blame it on something out of your control.

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