The TRIPLE GOAL strategy
– How dividing our bigger goal into smaller tasks makes it easy for us –
We all tend to set one big task and choose to spend the rest of our time trying to work towards this one big GOAL. It doesn’t matter whether it is just a New Year`s resolution or a long term life plan. This is actually great – the idea that we actually have a goal we are working upon. It is true that once a target is identified, the direction of action is immediately known. It is also true that there are several steps to get to this target. In this article, we show you how to easily achieve this, and in a stress-free approach. We thus propose the triple goal strategy. With this approach of goal setting, your big goal is divided into three sub goals whose aggregate is directed towards the one big goal. By choosing to divide your big goal into these three sub goals, one is able to have control and remain focused on the bigger achievement. In their individuality, each sub goal will be easier to handle and to eventually realize. It is based on the general principle of how the modern world works. This strategy however requires that one is able to figure out how to divide their goal into manageable sub goals and work towards achieving them separately. Once all the three have been achieved, then the bigger goal falls into place, just like a puzzle. The advantage with this is that, failure to achieve one of the sub goals doesn’t affect the others. It is the same idea adopted in project management in various sectors. The triple goal strategy comes with the advantage of parallel sub goal achievement. The feeling of already winning a 10km marathon just 4km along the way is so motivating on its own. The difference here is that the other 6km are also partially being worked upon. With this strategy it means that your 10km target is being run by three people, each covering four-three-three kilometers respectively. Of course it`s literally only one person – YOU! As much as you will be working upon your sub goals in parallel, it should be made clear at this stage that it is currently impossible to physically avail yourself in doing all three at once (at the same time). Unless one of your sub goals is automated, you may have to avail your effort always. But most importantly is the ease which comes with dividing the bigger task into smaller manageable tasks. With that strategy in mind, let`s now divulge into how to subdivide the bigger task. Honestly this is the hardest part of this strategy, but once mastered becomes the easiest approach to not only goal achievement, but also problem solving. The size of the target should determine which sub-elements to group together. If person A sets out to cut their body weight by the end of the year, then such would have sub goals such as 1) watching their diet, 2) doing physical exercises, and 3) engaging in supplementary weight loss activities. For this person, consciously engaging all these three sub goals will be more effective than taking on the one big goal at a go!
The triple goal strategy is a winning approach to goal achievement. It conforms to the known ‘rule of three’ adopted by successful individuals.
Once one masters this strategy, it can even be widened to even more than three sub goals, all dependent on the extent of the bigger desired result. In the smallest extents of this strategy – daily planning, one may plan daily actions towards their dream. It becomes part of their daily life; and they become accountable to themselves every day. At this level, one is so deep into their work, they are totally in control. They think about their goal most of the time; they see the final result of their work – through imagination and interaction. But isn`t it obvious that once you set out to achieve something, you should get absorbed in realizing its achievement. Choosing a strategy that preoccupies you with bits and bits of your dream is seen as one way to easily achieve your dream. This is a strategy that winners use, and one should endeavor to put it into consideration.
Otherwise, if one already has any approach which works easily for them, please share with us.