Nah this isn't a post about Blink 182. Although that is a good song. Ya see, last night I completed a game. It took around 45 hours in all to finish, and it took a few weeks, but it got done. It's not the longest amount of time I've ever put into a game (even though some would think 45 hours was too long for something like that). It's also nowhere near the longest I've taken to do something. Heck, I once wrote a story that took months to complete. It's over 160k words. Did you know Immortal Space has close to 200k words? That's why I never got it edited. Those fuckers charge by the word.
It doesn't matter how long it takes you to do something though. If you break it down enough, you'll be done before you realise. No one wants to go into something knowing they will be working on it for a long time. Except college and university I guess. But, if you look at a major goal, it sure seems like a lot of work and, damn, it's demotivating.
That's why you need to break those large goals down into smaller ones. Take my weight loss. I need to lose 150 pounds. Or more. Shit I'm unhealthy. That sounds like a lot because it is. Rather than try and lose 150 pounds, I should just try and lose 10. That's going to take a lot less time and it's going to be easier. What do I do when I lose those 10 pounds? Simple, I just lose another 10 and keep going until I'm where I want to be.
It's not like I sat down and wrote all of Immortal Space in one day. It took a long time. I wrote it one chapter at a time. Before I knew it I'd written a damn epic. Did you know the proper "definition" of a novel is anything over 50k words? Boy, I sure went over that.
I don't really know where I'm going with this, if you couldn't tell. I suppose I'm just saying that, no matter the size of a task, it can be done. Just break it down. Take it little by little until you've finished the whole thing.
You can do it.