When I was hiking the Matterhorn in Switzerland a few years ago, there was a moment I looked up and thought “there’s no way I can keep going that far. There’s just no way.”
But I knew I could take one more step. That would be easy. And slowly I made my way up the mountain, after each step telling myself “I can’t keep going that far, but let’s just do one more step.”
Cheesy, yes, but effective. If you think of goals in baby steps they become a lot more achievable.