A number of years ago the successful hockey coach Mike Keenan devised a way to steady the road to success and factor out periods of team failure.
He divided up the hockey schedule into ten-game increments.
This way players could go on a tear and overachieve or they could withstand a slump and not become so obsessed with it that they couldn’t turn it around.
Most of us don’t divide our goals into stages which is why a losing streak can really be a terminal setback.
The thing is to put goals into perspective – time periods that begin, restart or end, dividing work tasks up so that they might be addressed in doable pieces instead of all at once.
One step at a time is an idiom that takes on more meaning when we take them in separate flights not all at once to ascend to the top.
Subscribe to these Day Starters for FREE here.
Read more recent articles:
Comment on Guaranteeing Improvement