90 Days from now where will you be?
You can probably picture it, taste it, feel it, etc.
However, if I asked you the same thing about a year from now, 5 years from now, 10 years from now, you may be able to dream about it, but it's too far away from you to really get a good picture. You can't taste it or feel it.
The mind can only work on 90 day chunks. Anything more than that is too far in the future to stay on track.
It's fine to have 1 year, 5 year, and 10 year goals, but if you want to stay accountable, stay on track, and be successful, you must break them down into 90 day goals.
Make it manageable.
The cool thing about this is it can apply to absolutely ANYTHING!
Let's work through a couple examples:
You want to save an additional $20,000 to buy a house.
However, for most people, that's a lot of money and it can seem overwhelming.
But lets say that you want to do that in two years. That's 24 months. That's only $833 per month.
Using the 90 day mindset, that's only $2500.
So now, you just focus on saving $2500 every 90 days. That's much more manageable to the mind. Plus, you know if you save that $2500 every 90 days your right on track for your goal of $20,000.
It's all in the mindset.
I meet with people everyday and they say "Doug, I want to lose 50lbs."
That's awesome and I've helped hundreds of people do that, but for most people, that's a massive change.
When a bad day comes, and it will, 50lbs is too far off in the distance. You're going to get frustrated, think you're too far away, ask yourself "why bother", and revert back to your old habits.
That's the nice thing about the 90 day mindset.
For simple math, lets just say the above example wants to lose 52lbs in a year, that's just a pound a week. So in 90 days, that's just about 13lbs, or 1lb a week.
When that bad day comes, you just have to think about losing those 13lbs, or that 1lb a week. It's much easier to say "ok I had a bad day, back at it tomorrow!"
I'm not saying don't dream big. I have some lofty goals for 5 years from now, 10 years from now, heck, I even have goals for when I retire. However, that's not what motivates me today. It's a dream, it's a goal, but it's to far away for daily motivation.
The cool thing is, it's just all simple math. Divide it out, and take those big goals and see what it equals in 90 day chunks.
That 90 day goal. That is what will get you out of bed in the morning, that's what will motivate you to change your lifestyle, that's what will motivate you to stay on track.
Start thinking with the 90 day mindset.
Let me know what you think.
Dedicated to Your Success,