GREBJACK, here's a thread that has some links in it, links not only for, but including, CSAs.
For breaking down goals, you just divide the yearly goal into babysteps - just ask yourself what you would have to do / accomplish, in order to meet the yearly goal; and make a list.
Since I got started late on mine this year, there will be 11 months left in 2010, so I'm dividing all the short term goals into 11 baby steps (or less). I also have 18 month goals, 10-year goals, etc.
Like if your goal is to learn to build your own bookcase in the remaining 11 months of 2010, 4 baby steps might be:
(1) buy a how-to book (or do internet rsch, or library instead of buying).
(2) select a pattern that meets your needs; decide how big etc.
(3) buy all the stuff the book says you need or find out where you can borrow; like buying the wood, nails, saws, etc.
(4) construction and finishing
So you could label ea of those 4 babystep goals (1)Feb, (2)Mar, (3)Apr, (4)May (tho some will take longer than 1 month; this is just an example).
For Feb's goal, get informed, you would break it down into 4 weekly goals of information gathering and / or reading the book and taking notes. Like the first week of Feb, get the book or find the info. Weeks 2, 3, and 4 of Feb: get the book read. If it's 200 pages, divide 200 by 3 for the 3 weeks, and make your weekly goal of reading 67pages per week.
Then for your daily goals during weeks 2, 3, and 4 of Feb, divide the 67 pages by 7 for the 7 days in the week.
Then you see in order to gather the info you need and read the book(s), this means you have to find the book in one week, and also read ~10pages per day thereafter, in order to get one 200-page book on building bookcases, done in the one month of Feb.
For physical stuff there is lots and lots of free training info on the internet, including on SparkPeople.
Apply the acronym SMART to your goals. Google it.
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