Big projects with far-off (or non-existent) deadlines can often be the most nerve-racking: You might put them off until the last minute, or let them sit on your to-do list mentally torturing you for months. Here’s how to keep moving forward:
- Make it a priority. If you have too many important goals, you’ll never get to the big ones. Slash your list until you’re left with only five, the long-term assignment being one of them.
- Round up what you need. It’s hard to get started without the necessary tools, information, skills, and support.
- Break it into smaller pieces. Group the work into manageable chunks and make sure you know how to do the first thing. Set a deadline for that first task and put it in your calendar.
Adapted from the Guide to Getting the Right Work Done.