90 Days to Success

90 Days to Success

I can’t believe its January 2023 and its goal setting time (it seems like only yesterday that I was doing this last year).  Now if you’re anything like me, you’ll be thinking; this year My goals WILL be met, you’re super fired up. and you start writing your action plan for 2023. 

But before you start STOP right there….I'm going to guess that you didn't achieve the goals you set yourself last year

In order to give yourself the best chance of success why not try something different this year.  Make your resolutions and then work backwards, break them down into do-able chunks - I know it’s obvious but we all set goals with the end in mind i.e.  lose weight, get fit, make more money etc but how many of us plan how we are going to achieve it?

I recommend using a 90-day countdown from QTR to QTR as a way to reach your big goals.  


Why 90 Days = Powerful Goal Setting 

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90 days is short enough to always have the goal in sight, yet long enough to make significant progress.  

90 days is a short enough timescale that it’s less vulnerable to outside events, such as personal issues or an economic or political event. If circumstances do change, your 90-day goal is new enough to adapt, in a way that’s harder for long-term plans. 

90 days does not allow for procrastination, and nor does it allow for big-picture goals that are so big they can’t be delivered in what amounts to 12 weeks.

The 90-day timescale focuses the mind and effort. 


How to Set 90 Day Goals

1. Pick No More Than Three Areas to Focus On   

Remember that the more you choose, the less chance of success you will have on any of them as your attention will be split. Definitely do not go over three areas. Anything left over, put on your next quarter list.  

2. Know How You’ll Measure Success.  

Many goals are never met because they are too vague, with no measurable outcome. For example, ‘I want to earn more money’  
That’s great, but how much more money do you want to earn?  Your goal must be ultra-specific. For example – I want to earn £10,000 or more in additional salary/revenue this year.


3. Split The Focus Goal Up Into Tasks 

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Now for the fun part. How will you do it? Break down your goal into its smallest parts.

To earn £10k or more in additional salary/revenue – what steps will you need to take?

Ask for a payrise? Move jobs? Get additional training? Take on more work?


4. Assign People to help and Deadlines. 

Once you have your task list, it’s time to delegate and motivate. While it can be tempting to try and do this all yourself, you’ll risk burnout- and even more importantly, you’ll waste an opportunity to get motivated.  
Don’t be afraid to ask for help or ask for people to hold you accountable. Send weekly accountability reports or meet up for a coffee to discuss. 


5. Build in Milestones And Reward Progress. 

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It’s easy for a goal to get delayed or go off track if there are not strict time limits set. Build in milestones so that you always know if you’re on track, and set a strict appointment with yourself each day/week to measure progress. 

One of the really great things about 90-day plans is that you get momentum from seeing the goal in sight- so build on that further with mini-rewards right through the process. 

So, what will it be? Are you happy for your 2023 goals to fade away or are you ready to see just how much can be achieved in the next 90 days? 


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