Here a quick reflective tool to help you connect the dots between one of your smaller pictures (tasks at hand) and a bigger picture (greater goal you want to achieve).
This one comes fresh out the box from the book 'Becoming a Student of Discipline.'
What is a smaller picture? A smaller picture is a plan of something that you want to create that contributes towards a greater goal or purpose that you hold. An example of a smaller picture can be the steps involved in completing an assignment, or preparing for a test. Your smaller pictures can link well to your vision and purpose.
The questions below will help you to realize one of your smaller pictures.
Check out each incomplete statement and fill in the blanks:
THE SMALLER PICTURE I want to achieve is _____________________________________________________________________
This smaller picture links well to my vision and purpose because _____________________________________________________________________
My greatest positive reason for this smaller picture is _____________________________________________________________________
The greatest supportive thought I hold about this task is
In my mind a mental picture that I hold of the final outcome (of this smaller picture) is
Test the tool. If it works repeat it a few times throughout your day.