How many of your personal goals are something big and lofty like "clean out the basement"? How many of your work projects are more like broad topics than specific projects? In my time at HBO, our projects were often simply the names of the shows we were assigned to.
"Big Little Lies" isn't an actual goal any more than clearing out the basement (maybe even a little less so!). Worse, neither gives you a clear idea of what you want to deliver or what's involved, making them both difficult to start and unsatisfying to complete.
A key to my personal success with goals is to define what I mean by "done" with each of my goals. What does success in this project look like? What is my finish line, even just for a small segment of it?
My goal template is a good start -- try putting a broad project in this format:
I will complete ___[deliverable]___ through ____[action 1]_____, ____[action 2]_____ and ____[action 3]_____ by ______[date]______.
Then, when you reach this goal, when you deliver what you committed to -- STOP. Just for a minute, stop when you are done. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you 👇
Not sure where to begin? Try my FREE Mondaze Motivation workshops at the link above to get the planning juices flowing!