Small Successes Perpetuate Progress in Projects

Project SuccessThe biggest challenge that managers face in a large project is how to get started.

How am I supposed to overcome what appears to be an insurmountable challenge? It is easier to give up, procrastinate and make excuses.

Although a work breakdown structure (WBS) provides a formal approach to subdividing a project into manageable tasks, it is far easier to ask the question: What is the next step? Don’t worry about the monster project holistically. Simply ask yourself, what is the next step?

If you can achieve a small success on that next step, you can ask the same question again, and again, and again. Before you know it, your project will be well on its way because success, no matter how small, breeds success. Go ahead and perpetuate progress in your projects. Turn small successes into a big success!

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