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Want to Achieve Your Dreams? Try Subdividing Your Goals

Knowledge at Wharton

Have a massive, daring goal in mind? Breaking it into smaller steps can help you achieve your dreams.

A research paper led by Wharton PhD alumni Aneesh Rai and Edward Chang and co-authored by Wharton professors Marissa SharifKaty Milkman, and Angela Duckworth found that breaking down a commitment to volunteer 200 hours per year for a nonprofit into smaller subgoals (volunteering 4 hours weekly or 8 hours biweekly) increased the amount of time volunteers spent helping by 7-8% over several months.

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