As we come to the end of one year and approach the beginning of a new, you might find yourself looking back at what you have accomplished this year. How did you do your New Year Resolutions? Did you meet them all?
If you didn’t, consider taking a different approach for the new year. Instead of looking at it as 12 months, look at your goals for 12 weeks! This is exactly what Brian P. Moran and Michael Lunnington describe in their book The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks then Others Do in 12 Months. According to the authors “The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.”
In my own experience, when I implemented the 12 Week Year I found that I was more focused on what needed to be accomplished. I created a 12 Week Year Template to help keep me on task and it worked well. The Weekly Accountability Meetings that I had with a close friend really helped me to keep moving towards my goals. I won’t lie, the system is simple yet tough because there will be times when you don’t feel like it and you don’t want to OR life gets in the way. We stopped the system for a time but I noticed that I had fallen off track and I have since resumed.
I would encourage anyone to use this system coupled with Michael Hyatt’s Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals to help you as you prepare for a new you in the New Year!