Attaining that long-term goal may seem overwhelming or too distant. There
is a simple solution: now that you have a vision of where you ultimately want to be, you can start to set smaller short-term goals in order to stay on track. Plot your course of action by writing down the immediate-term things you need to do in order to attain your long-term goal. Be honest with yourself about the obstacles that will stand in your way, and you can begin to methodically eliminate them one by one. No immediate goal is too small as long as it helps you move toward your long-term vision.

As you are writing these short-term goals down, start thinking of little
incentives to keep you going.

Meditate on your daily goals every morning to give purpose to your day.
And every night before you go to sleep, think about your vision of the ultimate you—strong, healthy, and happy. Reaffirm your belief in yourself and your goals, and you will find yourself taking the active steps needed to achieve them.

Here’s (The above image) an example of how you can break a long-term goal down into less overwhelming mini-goals and the kinds of incentives you can create to help you stay the course.  

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