- composed of separate parts or sections.
Parts of a whole.
In a former life, I was an interior designer. I shipped products all over the world. And coordinated installation from a home office in Pennsylvania. When a brand new project would come into our workflow, it would feel overwhelming. It’s a lot of work to go from run down space to sparkly and fresh. On the other side of the globe.
To digest this big picture, I would break it into pieces. Sections if you will. (Not unlike our digestive process. You can’t eat the whole meal at once. One bite at a time.)
Jen Sincero would say something like “chunk it down.”
As an entrepreneur, and now an executive, I want to be (or at least appear to be) superhuman. I wan to be the most productive person in the office. I want to get it all done the right way the first time.
But the truth is: it’s not possible for me. I’m not invincible. I have to break it down into bite-sized chunks. Otherwise I’d be (and have been) overwhelmed. And when I get overwhelmed, things fall apart. The exact opposite of what I want.
So the next time you set a goal, think about segmenting it into smaller, more manageable chunks.
Maybe it’s weight loss.
The segments might look like this:
What is your big-picture goal? How can you separate out the pieces? What is the next best task that will serve you? How can you stick to the plan in the most simple manner possible?