The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first: a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
What fantastic advice. This, truly, is the secret to solving virtually any challenge in your life. Stop brooding and losing sleep over a problem. Take a piece of paper or a digital journal and write the “big picture” issue at the top. Now, begin breaking apart the problem into the most rudimentary little pieces. Make sure the pieces are in the correct order, and start tackling each, one by one! Record your progress by crossing through each manageable task as you go. This system can—and should—be used for virtually every area of your life!