how-can-iDo you feel stuck? Like you’re trapped on a treadmill and just running in place? Like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t make any real progress toward your goals or start making your dreams a reality?

The problem is a lot more common than you think, but there’s good news. There’s an easy fix for that. If you follow the steps outlined below, you will never again feel like you’re stuck making no progress.

1) Write it down – Everything starts with your dream. The end point. The place you want to ultimately wind up at, or the big thing you hope to accomplish. Write that goal down and keep it where you can see it. If you ever get discouraged, take it out and look at it.

2) Get granular – Once you know the end point, outline the various tasks you’re have to accomplish to achieve your goal. Then, break those tasks down into sub-tasks, and keep doing that, going more and more granular until you’re left with bite sized mini-tasks you can accomplish in a single day.

3) Make a list of things you want and need to accomplish in a typical day, and be sure to include as many of the tasks that feed into your main goal as you can. Keep track of all of these that you knock out, so you can visually chart the progress toward your main goal. The easiest way to do this is to keep your goal-related tasks and sub-tasks in a Word document, and bold the items you have completed. In parenthesis next to these, put the date they were completed by.

If you do these simple things, you’ll make steady progress toward whatever goal you have set for yourself. Try it and see. You’ll be amazed at the results.