This morning as I started my day, getting ready to tackle the 19 mile run I got to thinking about other goals.
have been a big believer in taking any goal and breaking it down to
it's smallest measurable part. We can do this with any goal. The idea
being to make what you want to do easy, thus inevitable. To quote Og
Mandino, we build our castle on brick at a time.
the thought came to me about doing the same thing with the time-frame.
What if we took any goal and broke it down to the smallest measurable
chunk of time. This would make any goal we set for ourselves not only
easy, but virtually guaranteed. Let me take on one of the most difficult goals for most people. Reducing body-fat! In order to do this we need to eat clean(er). So I ask you, what is more realistic/achievable/motivating/do-able...? Eating clean for the next six months or the next hour? You may argue that an hour does not matter in the long run, I would counter back that the next hour is all that ever matters!
So when I run today, I will not set the goal of running for almost four hours or even an hour for that matter (on a treadmill). I will break it down to the smallest measurable chunk of time that to me feels truly effortless... one minute.
I challenge you to think of any other goal that you cannot apply this thought process to if you really tried.
If you need other examples, let me know and I will get back to you.
Jeffrey J. Miller
Future New York Times best selling author
of "The 365 Day Challenge"