Small chunks

Everybody goes through the overwhelming step of getting started on a project at least once, or two times. Well, there are people that seems to never leave that stage. But if you get it over once, you can do it again.
The problem comes when we see a project in its totality. We imagine how it should look like in a year from now. Or in 5 years—like the people that never leave the blocked stage. But the key is to separate it in small chunks.
You’ve probably heard about it a thousands times, but it seems that nobody actually applies it.
Let’s say that you want to write a book. And here’s where some people come with the writer’s block.
That’s stupid. The writer’s block happens when you haven’t done the small chunks.
In the process of writing a book you have two main tasks to accomplish before start writing.
First, structure the book. Make an index and know exactly what are you going to talk about in each chapter. You can even make sub-chapters.
Second, make it in small chunks. Once you know approximately the length of each chapter, you can divide it. For example, the book would have around 50.000 words in total. Hence, if you have five chapters each would be 10.000 words—what means that each sub-chapter would have around 500 to 1.000 words. Now you can see the chunks.
Finally, what you do is to make your own schedule. Not by years, by days. In this case you’ve got to write 1.000 words each day to write your book in 50 days. It’s not overwhelming. And if you double your writing to 2.000 words per day, you’ll have your book in less than a month—just like writing a daily blog.
As I said, everybody knows this technique but nobody applies it. Now you’ve seen how easy is to structure something in small chunks. You can put it into practice to your marketing campaign, to read more than 100 books a year, or even to shape your body as an athlete.
So, now that you know how easy is to structure a project, what are you gonna do?