Big Dreams Need Smaller Goals

staircase with dream big one small step at a time

We all have a big dreams. Maybe even several depending on the season we find ourselves.

You may have a clearer picture of your big dreams, while others may seem much closer to theirs.  And yet, there will always be those who have just thrown in the towel on their once was big dream.

How about you? Where’s your dream right now?

On the forefront of your mind all. 👏the. 👏time. and you can’t stop thinking about it?

Maybe it’s just “somebody that you used to know” because you no longer believe it’s even possible or relevant to your life anymore. (if that’s true, I’m sad for you)

I am a BIG DREAMER and nothing lights me up more than helping others find or rekindle their big dream!

Just like you, some days I feel like my big dream is so close I could taste it. Then there are other days when you may as well call me Charlie Brown…

No matter where you find yourself on this Big Dream spectrum, there is one universal tip I can offer that will help you get closer and that is –

Plan Small.

Yep, that easy and that difficult at the same time.

Think about it, can you eat a whole cake in one bite, paint a ceiling in one stroke, wash, dry and fold your laundry all at once…get the picture?

There are three things you can do right now to plan small when it comes to your big dream

#1 Begin with the end in mind 

This means that you take time visualize what your Dream looks like as accomplished. You can train your brain to become the best filter of what to do and not do when it comes to your dream. The more familiar you are with what that end goal looks like, will feel like and who will be impacted and how, the harder your brain will work to protect your dream.

#2 Write it down

What things need to happen 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Then Prioritize your FOCUS on only those 3 things. Then repeat. New step 1, step 2 and step 3.  When we get too caught up in planning the big dream with steps 1-100, we not only miss the actual doing, but also the very necessary tweaking and adjusting. How can I possibly know how step 10 is going to play out if I haven’t even done steps 1-3? Dream Big, Plan Small.

#3 Choose one area of focus

If you suffer from S.O.S. (shiny object syndrome and you can read about it here) this is not going to be easy, but with a good brain dump you’d be surprised at what you can get serious about for 30 days at a time.

It is said that it takes up to 21 days to build a habit and more than 60 days for that habit to really stick. I often tell my clients to think of a 30-Day focus as a test to see how committed you really are to continue to the point of creating a lasting habit.

I’m always finding ways to help my peeps find their 30-day at a time focus. The A.I.M. workbook is an excellent way to date your goals before committing. Go ahead and give it a try! Click HERE or the image.

AIM guide invite with pictures of the workbook

No matter what your big dream is, know that without taking steps to make progress, it will just remain a dream! And progress is what gives you momentum, that momentum is what gives you confidence and that confidence is what’s driving your motivation.

I’m cheering for you and will continue to share resources, tips and helps as I myself discover and implement the ones that work for real life peeps like us! Keep going & growing friend, together, we’ve got this 💪

Working on making progress on my Big Dream right there with ya,

You can LISTEN 👂 to this blog post – well sort of…it’s Episode #54 Here

30-day prioritized focus success planner

The 30-Day Prioritized Focus Success Planner is all about helping you get serious about your big dream! Yep, that’s me in the picture using mine. A new one every 30 days.


  1. Julie Lisa on May 26, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Love these blog posts! Great way to start my day. Amazing inspiration in a really beautiful format with a healthy dose of humor. Thanks Deana!

    • Deana on May 26, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Julie! I truly appreciate your encouragement and feedback.

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