Obvious place to start, where ever you are going to is where you are. Are you sure, you know exactly where you are?
In life, I often meet people who describe their efforts or the results of the effort with words such as “little”, “a lot”, “plenty”… This is not very accurate thinking at all. If you do something, you should quantify that. I.e. in my professional work, where we meet people “I met three people today”, it’s much more accurate than “I met a few people.”
In the end the entropy called laziness will find a comfort zone and then the decay of efforts and results begins.
Start with accurate thinking, where are you now? What is the effort towards your goal as action? How much of that action you willing to take taking a day / a week / a month / a year?
This will create more accurate expectations for yourself and in the big picture does help you measure real progress as well.