Motivation to Work

Breaking Up Big Projects Into Little Parts

How To Get A Big Task Done Right


When you want to work on a large project, you need to break it up into little parts. That way, it’s a lot less overwhelming to get the project finished. Once you read through the following guide, you’ll be able to take on any kind of project.


Do you know what the end result should be when you are done? If it’s a project that has been done by others before, then it’s a good idea to track down and look carefully at examples. Even if it’s completely new and has never been done before, you can make a list of what should be in place when you are done. This lets you work backwards over each step that leads up to the finished result. As with most types of work, it is easier to begin when you know what is expected of you.


The steps have to include preparing for the task at hand. Find out what needs to be done from getting materials together to building a team to help working on it. The goal is for you to be able to move from step to step without pausing. If you have to stop to get something to get further along, it can mess up your rhythm and can make everything take way longer than it should. Preparation is a big part of making sure this goes well, so have a list of everything you’re going to need along the way.


How small should each task on your list be? It’s really a matter of preference and depends on how much time you have to prepare. The more careful you are with planning, the easier it will be to make sure everything is going well. However, if you get too detailed by talking about how to spend each and every minute, it will take you longer to plan than to get everything done. It may be best to just break up the task into chunks that last at least an hour to save time during the planning process.


Be prepared to change up what you’re doing as you work on everything. If you notice that it’s taking you too long to do something a certain way, then it’s okay to try figuring something else out. As long as you’re staying on track and know you’ll still get the same end result you can shake things up a bit. Also, if you’re working on a team it can help to speak with others about what they think about what’s happening. You may have someone recommend to you what you can do to save a lot of time by reworking your plans just a little.


By using the above advice to help you plan out your project, you can get it done fast and effectively. It may seem like a long and hard process, but it’s better than trying to do too much all at once. Your results should be impressive if you are careful every step of the way.