Taking a more granular approach at achieving your goals

Vlad Mihet
3 min readMar 17, 2022
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Ever had a goal that just seemed too hard, or too tiring to accomplish? So much so, that it almost made you lose all of your confidence and motivation of achieving it?

Well, it has happened to me, countless times, and because of that, I want to guide you through a better way of achieving them without the side-effects.

How not to lose faith in your journey on achieving your goals?

Well, that’s quite simple; split each goal up.

What do I mean by that?

Take a goal that you have, and find ways to chop off smaller tasks off that goal until that’ll be all that you’ll be left with, smaller tasks that make up for that entire goal.

Benefits of chunking up tasks off of a goal

First, and most importantly, it’ll allow you to be more productive in your journey of achieving your goals, and not only that, but might also make you come up with more thoughtful ways of doing things;

Let’s say, for example, that you want to become a millionaire; that’s not only vague in itself, but it’s also extremely hard to achieve — How will you do it?

Now, how would go around chunking up tasks for that goal, so it might be easier to achieve?

Well, since it’s a rather vague goal, you might have to first start finding ways of achieving that (Start a company, invest incrementally, save up money, etc.).

Now that you’ve done that, you will have to make up a plan, which might include intersections of any of those ways of achieving your goal. E.g.: Find a well-paying job, save money, invest, and when you enough capital, start a company.

And since you now have a plan, it’s easier to create tasks:

  • Get a well-paying job
  • Save money
  • Invest money
  • Start a company

Seems more realistic, right?

And that’s not all; you can now split each the smaller goals into even smaller tasks:

Goal: Get a well-paying job

  • Find a marketable skill
Vlad Mihet

Tech Lead & Blogger from Romania.