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.
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