Take Small Bites

Adrian S. Potter
2 min readFeb 10, 2019

Chunking Down Goals with Katie Kacvinsky (The Secondhand Inspiration Project)

Photo by Natalie Rhea Riggs on Unsplash

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance. It took me a long time to accept that, but it’s true. You need to have patience.”

― Katie Kacvinsky

The first few months of a new year is the season of big goals. And with those lofty expectations undoubtedly comes ample chances for procrastination. “Chunking” down goals is a strategy I’ve used to dead procrastination in my life, especially with larger projects.

Achievers often bite off way more than they can chew. Procrastination is when you look at what’s sitting on your plate and think: No way! It’s too just big. I can’t finish it.

I said plate figuratively, but let’s think about our goals as if they’re meals. Whenever you have too much to swallow, do what you’d do if you had ordered a large meal at a restaurant. Cut it up. Dice it into smaller portions. Eat it one small appetizing bite, one manageable portion at a time. If needed, take some home to finish later — you don’t have to down the whole meal in…



Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com