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A goal without a plan of action is just a dream.  That is true, but the distance between your goal and reality may not be that far apart.

We all have faced challenges that we avoided because they seemed impossible.

A massive undertaking, broken down into small bites, is much less intimidating.  

Mike Landess, Emmy award-winning news anchor

Friend and colleague Mike Landess, an Emmy award-winning news anchor for the University of Texas local NPR affiliate, shared a great expression — when you come upon a dream that is an exciting but big complex challenge: cut it into chewable bites.  A massive undertaking, broken down into small bites, is much less intimidating.  

Here is a suggestion to help you get started with your insurmountable challenge.  Begin each day journaling three things for which you are grateful.  Then list three doable, chewable bites that will take you a step or two closer to your goal. When you wake up tomorrow, repeat the process.

Don’t stop. Stay focused. Before you know it, your dream will no longer be a wish but a reality. 

You’ve got this.