You don’t need to turn over your nights and weekends to make your dreams come true. Rather, by breaking your work down into small chunks you will not only feel better about your work, but you’ll find yourself gaining huge momentum.
Research shows that nearly half our actions are habitual. But habit change is a small deal: the tinier your habit, the easier it is to establish. – Fast Company
If you truly want to see a big boost in your productivity and results, then think small. For example, short sprints of time and focus can rapidly increase your chances for career success.
Career success comes from small strokes like a financial compound effect. For example, every dollar you spend today is costing you $5 in twenty years. (Because of opportunity cost from investing.) What could you build if you adopt the same principle in your career? – Darren Hardy
Start by setting a timer and working on projects in 30-minute intervals with no distractions. Shut the door (or hang up a sign) or let people know that you’re working and need a quiet place to do this. Then hit the start button and go. Don’t pause every five minutes to look at the clock, emails or text feed. And don’t get up and start pacing, talking to others (or distracting others) or jumping onto social media.
This isn’t easy. But it works. You’ll be more focused, successful, less stressed and see increasing results of your efforts every day.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. – Oprah Winfrey
How To Be Career Happy? Start With Small Sprints