Traditional goal setting sucks.
When was the last time you accomplished a New Year's Resolution over the long-term?
Today's most effective individuals are converging on a realization. If you change your goal-setting timeframe, you can greatly improve how much you can accomplish.
The answer: 90-day mini-goals.
Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a day yet underestimate what they can accomplish in one year.
A 90-day timeframe for goal setting is far more effective because it provides the perfect balance between this underestimation and overestimation.
This three-month timeframe allows you to set goals that are ambitious yet aren’t too overwhelming. These smaller goals will add up. Over the course of a year, you’ll end up achieving far more than you would have thought possible at the beginning of the year.
90-day goals allow you to set ambitious goals for progress without overcommitting yourself to something unrealistic in the long-term. These short, quarterly sprints allow you to make small bets on what will bring you success. This reduces anxiety about working on the wrong thing, which helps you avoid shiny object syndrome.
But without a properly constructed goal, you're still doomed to failure.
Learn how to craft goals using the SMART methodology.