Have you ever tried to work for about 8 to 9 hours straight without a break and no lunch? Can you even imagine doing that? Think about it for a minute; how successful would your day be if you did that? By about the fifth hour you would just give up from the stress of it all; you would be overwhelmed and tired.
I know it’s the beginning of the year and everyone keeps sending you emails or videos to write out your yearlong goals. Although writing out a yearlong goal plan (and actions) may sound great, the reality is that the majority of business owners lose focus or become discouraged before making it halfway through the year. Think back, you know someone who got to the end of the year and didn’t even remotely achieve their “New Year’s resolutions” let along a yearly goal they set for their business.
Our brains have this crazy habit of sabotaging us right in the middle of our plans. The reason for this is because, as we start to implement our goals, we automatically get scared and hesitate. We start to think of all the work this will take, all of the time before we achieve it, and then – the main thing -fearing failure. Then, when our brain senses hesitation, it starts to believe that there is a big problem and it shuts down the “problem” to protect us.
When you set out something as big and as long as a yearlong plan, when you go to review it the hesitation starts creeping in. You begin questioning whether or not you can reach these goals, then you start looking at a year as being a long time; longer than you normally would have. You then start to hesitate and that hesitation is a warning bell to your brain.
However, by breaking up your year into a 90 day action plan, we automatically start to feel like our goals could be achievable. I like to plan my goals and set an actionable plan by each quarter of the year – 90 days at a time. You see, we end up seeing 90 days as a short period of time in which we can move forward with power and conviction. When you break your goals down to these smaller chunks, your brain will not sense hesitation and will not “trick” you into failure.
Chunking your action plan into 90 days, or one quarter at a time, will give you a clear and concise path for your goals. At the end of the 90-days, you should do a comprehensive review, make adjustments as needed, and write out a newly revised plan.
Crush Your Goals in 2019!
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