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Goal Setting: 90 Days At A Time

Goal setting is more effective if the goals feel achievable.

What happens when you give yourself a goal to do something in the next year?

You procrastinate. “A year? Heck, I think I’ll take a vacation first. I can work on that tomorrow – next week – next month.”

You put it off. And put it off. And a year later… you are still exactly where you are right now, today.

goal settingBut if you only give yourself 90 days, you’ve got to take action NOW. Not tomorrow. Not later today. But right now.

5 year plans? They work for almost no one. Things change during a year’s time – what about during 5 years? Everything can change.

Goal setting works best in 90 day chunks. You can’t plan to lose 30 kgs in a year because you’re likely to continue to eat the wrong things. Why? Because you think you can always eat right later and exercise later.

But you can lose 10kgs in 90 days. When you’ve got a deadline that is close you’ve got to get busy now.

And once you’ve lost those 10 kgs in 90 days, you can lose 10 more in the 90 days after that.

Let’s talk about your online business

Can you ramp it up in a year? Probably not, because again, the deadline is too far out. You’ll do everything BUT work on your business.

But in 90 days? You can build a website, build a list, create your first three products, recruit a couple dozen affiliates and do a joint venture or two.

And that’s just the start.

Once you’ve laid the groundwork in the first 90 days, you can level up and leverage what you’re already done.

Maybe you make an average of $2,000 a month during your first 90 days.

But now you have products, affiliates, a growing list, a growing reputation, a name for yourself and people who trust you and want to do deals with you. Do you think you can earn a whole lot more in your second 90 day period?

You bet you can. Your goal setting has become so much more powerful because you know it is achievable.

Decide what you want and then focus on just doing that thing. Don’t get distracted. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need or spend time on things that don’t take you to where you’re going.

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Break your 90 day goal up into 30 day increments. Where do you need to be 30 days from now to achieve your goal? Where do you need to be 60 days from now?

You’re looking at one big goal with two checkpoints along the way to make sure you’re on track. If it seems real and feasible that your goal setting is guiding you towards your dreams you will be so much more motivated and therefore likely to continue working towards completing the tasks you set yourself.

Focus on this goal for 90 days. Will you do that for yourself? For your family? For your future?

The takeaway:

  • Ask yourself – where do you want to be in 90 days?
  • What do you have to do to get there?
  • And are you willing to do it?
  • Decide what you want.
  • Write it down.
  • Make a plan to accomplish it in 90 days.

And then just do it – in 90 days.

Jenni Proctor

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