Did you know that 99 percent of resolutions fail? I’m not surprised, as most people start with a vague goal like “lose a stone” or “save money” which isn’t exactly inspiring and it’s only a matter of time until the novelty of salad or spreadsheets wears off. So here we are in 2021, and this year more than ever it’s important to look ahead with positivity. The system I use, 90 Days, concentrates on the long term vision with targets for 90 days and the year ahead and can be used for any area of your life, not just business. I find this much more achievable than simply setting myself a new year’s resolution, and this system is so simple anyone can do it. Here’s how:
Start with your vision
What is your ultimate dream life? Having a strong, emotional connection to a vision you can see and imagine is much more powerful than simply trying to stick to rules. I write out what my ultimate life would look like in every area from relationships, to golf, to fitness to business. This is incredibly powerful, and doesn’t have to be time bound, you can use vision boards if you prefer or simply write it down. We tend to overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in 10, so dream big, don’t hold back!
Your goals for 2021
For 2021 you will need to set goals too, although I prefer the term outcome. An outcome is something you will achieve, a goal is something you may achieve. Choose one major and up to three minors, and write them down.
Here is where the crucial part of my system comes in, choose your major and minor outcomes for the next 90 days. What are the most important things you have to achieve in the next 90 days to take you closer to your dream life? So, if you’re doing something that isn’t relevant to that, then ask yourself , why are you doing it?
Next come tasks. I write my tasks out weekly and assign each one to one of my outcomes or life areas I am working on. If it doesn’t take me closer to my outcome it is not important.
As a typical entrepreneur with a million ideas a minute, focus has always been a struggle for me. Having a system that forces you to hone in on what’s important will prevent you veering off in different directions and help you make massive progress.
And it’s really that simple.
If this resonates with you, you can find out more on my website about my 90 Days programme. I’m also developing software to help businesses adopt this method themselves so watch this space. For now you can start with just the basic concepts above and you will be amazed at the progress you make.
I would love to hear how you get on.