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X marks the spot, or at least your final goal
I know I've said in a previous A-Z post about keeping yourself grounded and not dwelling too much on your ultimate dreams and desires. I still believe that you shouldn't linger too long on this, but it still helps to have some kind of final goal to be working towards.
For most people, goals are good, they help focus and drive you towards that final place. We need to make sure our goals are realistic and manageable though.
One of the best ways to move forward can be to spend some time analysing what you have to get done in your regular week. By doing this you can see how much time you have spare and how much of that time can be spent on your projects.
I like to work backwards from the end point, which is usually a competition deadline or assignment submission date. I see how much time I have between the now and the then, and break the workload up into small, easy to digest chunks. This may seem a slow way to go at the beginning, but once you start ticking off those sessions the word count soon adds up, and that final end point gets closer and closer.