Mark Twain believed: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
That’s the strategy Yamada used (see video below). He was able to win two International marathons by breaking an overwhelming task – into many small, easily accomplishable tasks. And it’s the same strategy you can use to achieve goals that may seem distant from where you are currently.
So start today, better yet, start right now on task No. 1, which is committing your goals to paper. Because when your goals are clear, so are your priorities. And the only way to make certain you’re not in the same place when 2015 comes to an end, as you were when 2014 did, is to have something to aim for, and to have a way to track your progress. This is precisely what committing your goals to paper does. It helps you set targets, and allows you to see where you are on the mile markers of life.