Action Tasks

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar


Now let’s take the goals we have and break them into smaller bite sizes. Sometimes the goals are small enough to complete as is, but a lot of times they are still too large. These larger goals we need to break down into action tasks.

Let’s look at how we make lemonade.  Lemonade is the end product or the passion.  You need specific things to get lemonade.  You need a bag of lemons.  Once you have the bag of lemons, you take out the number of lemons or goals you need.  You take your knife and cut those into slices of lemons, which are the action tasks.

Once you slice the lemons, then you can squeeze the lemons into the pitcher.  Once you squeeze the lemons and add your sugar, you will have the product, lemonade, or your passion.  The smaller the lemon slices the easier it is to squeeze your lemons (okay, you may not make lemonade the way I do), and this is the way it is with our goals.

When we break them down into the smallest possible action tasks, then they are so much easier to complete and creates excitement and drive that gets goals done.  This is what I did with the goal of creating a blog and creating the blog posts.

First, I had to create the site where I would host the blog posts.  At first, I had to sign up for a free blog site.  Next, I had to write the content.  After I had created enough content, I decided to sign up and create a premium website.  These blogs went up once a week when I was faithful with writing.  Now that I am writing on a daily basis (one of my goals for this month), I have blogs posted every day.

Goal: Publish Personal Development Book by January 1, 2020.


  1. Write an hour a day on the personal development book (5 Months).
  2. Revise the personal development book (1 Month).
  3. Edit personal development book (1 Month).
  4. Have several volunteers read through the book and give feedback (1 Month).
  5. Self-publish personal development book (4 months)

Now, these tasks may be revised as I go, because this is the first book that I have written from writing to publication.  I’ve written books but stopped before the publication part.  In the next year, I will publish the books that I have written in the past and stopped before they were published.  In an upcoming post, I will talk about limiting beliefs and how I am breaking down their walls in my life.

Challenge: Take the goals that you created in the last post.  Break them down into action tasks.  Make sure you provide a date or amount of time you will use for each task.  Now, remember, these are called action tasks.  That means you have to take action.  Believe me, doing the action will help you to feel fulfilled and excited about your life.  It will help you push forward and give you the momentum you need to reach each goal and ultimately see your passion come alive.

Remember to read the My Map to Success Featured Book🚗

Change Your Thinking Change Your Life by Brian Tracy

Tracy, B. (2011). Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How to Unlock Your Full Potential for Success and Achievement. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Personal Development Coaching Includes:

You will create a success map in…

Eliminating Limiting Beliefs, Finding Your Passion, Making Connections, Developing Relationships, Maintaining Your Personal Development Growth, and etc.

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