5 Small Ways to Achieve Your Big Goals

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Ask yourself: “What would make me happier?”

Identify a concrete habit that would bring about that change

Think about whether you’re a “yes” resolver or a “no” resolver

Ask yourself: “Am I starting small enough? Or big enough?”

Come up with a plan to hold yourself accountable

Excerpted from THE LITTLE BOOK OF LIFE SKILLS: Deal with Dinner, Manage Your Email, Make a Graceful Exit, and 152 Other Expert Tricks by Erin Zammett Ruddy. Copyright © 2020. Available from Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

author of The Little Book of Life Skills (September 2020), contributing editor at Parents and longtime magazine editor and writer. @erinzruddy on Instagram.

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