Smaller Steps are ok too......
Some of us think that we should give up when things don't work out as planned well that's so not the road to take, we should just start again and go slower when headed towards the goal.
Set the goal (sometimes we aim just a little too high as we can always decrease our reach)
Now break that goal into reachable steps ( in 6months where do you want to be)
Then break that into smaller steps ( what do I need to do to reach my 6month goal)
Now lets get to walking those steps, smaller and more focused steps
Keep in mind if a something blocks or impedes your steps lets go around or over it but keep moving forward.