You probably have an ambitious goal.
Like any worthwhile goal, it’s often complex with a series of problems to be solved.
And of course, challenges are going to be inevitable and resources are likely to be limited.
It’s stressful to even think about where and how you should start, and if it is even possible or worthwhile to achieve this goal. Speaking from personal experience, I sometimes get so overwhelmed and I would give up before I even got started.
So what could be a possible solution?
Here’s a simple thought exercise that I’ve discovered. It has helped me to break down and simplify things. Perhaps it might work for you too.
I call it the $1 Investment and I created these 3 steps to make the method seem more legitimate 😉
Hold your goal in your mind and list down all the different tasks and problems that need to solve in order for you to achieve this goal.
Imagine that each task requires an investment of $1 and you ONLY have a dollar to invest!
“Which task would bring about the most returns?”
“Which is that one main problem that if I could solve, will result in other related or subsidiary issues being resolved as well?”
“It is possible to be busy-very busy-without being very effective.”Stephen Covey
Invest that $1 in the most generative option, and repeat the process again once you have taken action to solve the problem.
Have a go!