When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another.Edward Norton Lerenz
If, in chaos theory, a butterfly can impact the outcome of natural forces then why would we, as humans, not regard our every move as important?
It is extremely easy to forget that what we aim to achieve in the future (whether it be next year, five years or ten) is achieved by what we do today. Having goals that are only achievable in the span of years is not practical.
Break them down.
Turn your five year goal into smaller, more attainable, monthly or even weekly goals. Not only will this make the end-goal less daunting it will also provide you with a monthly “hell yes” instead of a weekly “what am I really doing with my life”.
Not only does this technique work for big life goals but it can also help with when you are trying to manage your workload, or even housework. Start with the more immediate and pressing problems and work your way towards the less time-sensitive issues. By focusing on one part of the problem you are already working on a solution.
Remember, you’ve got this!