I do this every single day. It's the only way goal achievement works for me.
Simply looking at the ultimate goal is daunting.
Divide your goal into small steps. Each small goal is one step, or one task, on the way to achieving your ultimate goal.
Set individual deadlines for these small steps. This way, you'll always be moving forward, one step at a time.
For example, if your goal is to own your own business, there are things you'll need to look into like licensing, income, credit, location, and others. Each one of these tasks is one step. You could also subdivide these steps into even smaller goals.