Begin with your outcome and work backwards.

This works whether your goal is big or small. Describe the goal you want to achieve as vividly as you can, then work backwards through the steps you will need to reach this goal from where you are at this moment.

The secret to working out what steps you need to take to achieve your goals is to start at the end. Begin with your outcome and work backwards from there. to do this, go into your minds eye right now. Go forward in time to the moment when you’ve achieved your Big Goal. Imagine as best as you can, yourself in that moment, relishing in the success you’ve created. Staying in this moment, see yourself reflecting on how you got there. ~ Setting Goals Using the SMARTEST Method. Brian McAleer.