Place your goals in a hierarchy.

When you choose one top-level goal and focus all your efforts on achieving it, you are more likely to succeed.When you break your goal down into smaller goals, you map out a clear path to success for yourself. Simply follow all your low-level goals, and you will achieve your mid-level goals. You will (by default) achieve your top-level goal.


  1. Identify your top-level goal.
    What is your largest long-term goal? Choose only one.
  2. Identify your mid-level goals.
    What do you need to do in order to directly achieve your top-level goal? There are usually a few things you will need to do—these are your mid-level goals.
  3. Identify your low-level goals.
    Low-level goals are concrete actions you can take today in order to achieve your mid-level goals, and eventually, your top-level goals. What are they?


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