From: Laura Montini on Laughable Goals (edited)
How do you reach a goal? "Make it so easy that you can't say no." (Leo Barbuta). "It should be so simple that it's laughable." (Tiago Forte)
Say your goal is to become well-read on industry news. Read two articles everyday. That's a good plan but lots of people find it too good to be true.
They can't believe that something so manageable is going to get them anywhere so they pledge to read an hour every night which is something they won't do.
Forte wanted to be able to do pushups. On day one, he and did one pushup. On day two, he did two. Two months later, he's up to 50 a day.
Do the most painless version of your goal. Even a tiny step creates momentum. Your brain wants to do the next step automatically.
Comment: This is a big issue. Small actions seem to be taking you nowhere even though the tiniest bit of imagination tells you that they will.
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