Why 90 day goals? What’s magical about 90 days?
Nothing really. 90 days just seems to be a manageable chunk of time. It’s long enough that you can accomplish something but not too long that you get bogged down and are too overwhelmed to start.
Once you have taken your large goal and broken it down into 90 day pieces mark that on your calendar as your quarterly or 90 goal and set a time to review your progress. You then you take that 90 day goal and break it down into its components until you have something you can complete in a month. Mark that on your calendar as your monthly goal and set a time for a monthly review. Then you take your monthly goal and break that down into weekly goals and mark it on your calendar. As you are doing your planning for the day you look at your goal for the week and decide what you are going to work on today. Something you can put on your calendar and know you can get it done.
That is how you get from a large yearly or life goal to a daily goals. You work on it like you would eat an elephant. One bite at a time.
Let’s look at an example.
In the goal to grow your own food your first 90 days might be to research how to grow your own food.
Then you can break that down into months. The first month you can research the different types of growing methods. The second month you can research which growing methods work best with your land and soil. The third month you can look at the cost of each method.
Then you take that goal and break it down until you have something you can complete in a week.
The first month in week one you can make a list of all of the different growing methods. The second week you can do a preliminary investigation and decide which methods you are interested into deeper. The third and fourth weeks you can do more in depth research into those methods.
In week one you can set daily goals to visit gardening websites, pinterest, the library, and the bookstore. Break your tasks into simple ones that you can complete in a day.
In week two you can set daily goals to research certain types of gardening. In weeks three and four you would set daily goals to do your more in depth research.
This almost sounds too simplistic as I am writing it out but that’s what you need to do. The more complicated the goals the more you need to break it down. To me this is not a terribly complicated goal because I have done a lot of research in gardening. For someone new to gardening this might seem like an overwhelming task that needs to be broken up into teeny tiny pieces.
People are beginning to realize that this is a big stumbling block to accomplishing your goals. I know this is something I personally struggle with. I can see that big goal. I can even see the 90 day smaller goal but I have trouble determining and accomplishing my daily goals.
Too many people try to do too much at once.
You have to take it one day at a time.
That is what I’m doing to reach my goals.
How about you?
What are you doing to reach your goals?
Let me know in the comments below.