Today is the beginning of the quarter. If you take the time to focus on reviewing your goals, you will be more accomplished than 90% of the population that gave up on their dreams on January 15.
I think long terms, but I plan for 90 days only. It is hard to predict things for longer than 90 days. My plan is based on real data and not predicated data. To improve my ability to plan and carry out my goals, I have to review my goals every 90 days.
Every end of the quarter, I ask myself a few questions that allow me to dig a little deeper than normal and face the brutal facts in my life. I review my life in three different areas:
Health is about the daily behaviors that I adopt every day. It is not about losing weight or lower my blood pressure. It is about the smaller things. Walk another mile, eat one less bite, add another color to my plate. The accumulation of these habits will help me lose weight or lower my blood pressure. This approach helps me to stay focused, to perform small simple tasks that add up to make a real difference in my life.
Wealth is about all the projects I work on. Projects that have the ability to make me money. I want to make a big impact on life, and I want to help people with my time, and my money. I focus on working on projects that have a real chance to succeed. I break my projects into minor tasks, and I become ruthless going after these tasks. Anything that stands between and these tasks is a distraction. As Robert Brault stated, “We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” I keep this statement in my head so I do not get distracted by shiny objects.
Relationships are about my ability to connect with people. I care about people, and I focus on getting to know people so I can connect with them. I want to use my health and wealth to serve others. I measure the time that I spend with other people because I rather spend time getting to know someone versus watching another Netflix series.
Now that I explained how I review the three aspects of my life, let me share with you the questions I ask myself every 90 days.
The Last 90-Days
1- What were your last 90-days biggest wins?
2- What were your challenges?
3- What goals you could not accomplish?
Start by choosing a maximum of three priorities for the coming quarter. These priorities rise above everything that you do. Invest your time, money, and energy working on these three priorities.
Choose one big priority in each area of your life: Health, Wealth, and Relationships.
4- What are your top three priorities?
Once you write your top-3 priorities, answer the following 3 questions:
- Health: What are the three habits that you should master?
- Wealth: What are the three projects that you must complete?
- Relationship: who are the three people that you need to connect with?
So, now you have three big priorities and nine smaller tasks that you need to accomplish.
- Area: Health
- Priority: Losing with
- Top three tasks: eat 6 salads per week, walk 3 miles per day, and drink one gallon of water daily.
There will be good days, ugly days, and bad days. The plan I provided above is a simple plan that helps you stay focused on the most important tasks that give you the best return on your time.
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