It’s difficult to force a big win without laying the proper foundation for it. When you start to create small wins early, you’ll be able to build yourself up to the big ones easier.
Adopt a method of minimal viable progress.
Ask yourself, “What is the smallest amount of progress that will be useful and valuable to the essential task we are trying to get done?” Then, focus on getting that done.
Do the minimal viable preparation.
Start approaching your goal early and with small steps.
Record your progress visually.
Have some visual reminders of how much closer you are getting to your final goal. They can be in the form of posters, certificates, etc.