There are no unrealistic goals, only unrealistic time frames. And if you can’t evaluate the amount of time needed to achieve what you want, you will likely do less than what is possible.
We often get frustrated when we don’t complete things on time. Whether it is a task at the office today or a long term personal objective for next year, we get annoyed if the deadline passes.
Even worse, we can end up feeling like our goals themselves are unreachable and so we shoot for less now and in future.
Action – For a snapshot of how long things take, keep track of your actions every day for two weeks.
Not only will you clearly see where you spend your time but you will get a much better picture of how long it takes you to do certain things.
Then you’ll be in a better position to re-evaluate current goals and figure out how to achieve them.