For you to accomplish the things you want to do, your goals need to be more than an idea. The “BSQ” framework helps you visualise each step you need to complete and when it needs to be completed.
Breaking bigger s down into smaller bits is a popular method for taking on the big picture, but without deadlines, those smaller tasks just become more unreachable goals. David Van Rooy at Inc suggests that an achievable goal has three major components: thinking big, acting small and moving quick. First, think big and write your major goal in a column on the left. Then, act small and break the big goal down into every step that needs to happen for the big goal to happen in a middle column. Lastly, move quick and list when each step needs to occur.
The BSQ — or Big, Small, Quick — framework breaks down your larger goal, but also makes the deadlines easily visible. There are other variations of this, but this model is effective and easy to create. People don’t reach their goals because they focus on the end result and not the process that gets them there. This framework makes the process visible and easy to follow.