Goals are the foundation of success. No matter what you’re trying to achieve, you’re not going to find success unless you make big goals, smaller goals, and you work hard to achieve those goals.
One way to help you create a list of goals and also achieve them is with the help of a bullet-list and a journal. Journaling is a wonderful success tool because it helps you put your thoughts on paper to make your goals seem more realistic and attainable. If you’re looking to create 90-day goals, perhaps you should take up journaling sooner rather than later.
Why A 90-Day Goal Works
This kind of goal is ideal because it is about all the time most people can focus on achieving a goal. This is not to say your goal must only be something you can achieve in 90-days. Your goal can be to earn a million dollars by the time you reach 30 even if you’re only 20. You just break that goal down into smaller goals that span 90 days. You have the focus, the determination, and the desire to reach your goals in this timeframe. Anything that takes longer to achieve feels pointless. You lose motivation and focus, and you prefer to move on.
How to Start Journaling
There’s no right or wrong way to do this. You get a piece of paper, open a document on your computer, and you begin writing. Be sure to date your entries, and be sure you’re being honest when you write. You’re writing something very private, so you needn’t worry about someone else reading it, judging you, or ridiculing you and your goals.
Now that you’re writing your feelings down each day, start making a few bullet lists along the way. This is what helps you achieve your 90-day goals. Start with your main goal. In this case, the example is earning 1 million dollars in 10 years. To make this happen, you must earn $100,000 per year minimum. It seems like a lot. This is where the bullet list comes in handy. Start breaking it down so you can create 90-day goals.
- $1 million in 10 years
- $100,000 per year
- $25,000 per quarter
- $8,333 per month
- $1,923 per week (when your account for 52 weeks per year)
- $384.60 per weekday ($274.71 every single day)
- $48 per hour
Now you have a bullet list in your journal, and you start your work there. Do you see how your goal of $1 million broken down little by little sounds so much easier and more attainable when you see it in this manner?
Figure it Out
Now you know what you have to earn each day to meet your goal. Use your journal to break down your bullet list into 90-day goals. You’re going to need to earn $25,000 per quarter to make this happen. That’s your goal for the next 90 days.
When your goal is broken down into smaller goals, it’s easier to achieve. Now that you know what you want to do inside of 3 months, you need to figure out what you should do each day to make that happen. Write it down, cross it off the list every day, and do it.
How Journaling Helps with 90-Day Goals
Journaling helps you clear your mind when you write what you’re feeling. If you’re feeling down, you write. If you’re feeling happy, you write. Then you review what you’re writing. You might learn something about how you think on certain days that can help you succeed more. Do you notice you eat well or workout harder on days you’re more successful in reaching your goals? Use that and everything else you’re learning from your journal to help you improve yourself, your actions, and your life to crush your goals further.
Your life is all you get. You have to make it count every single day if you want to get the most out of it. You can sit back and wonder what would have happened if you’d started journaling and creating 90-day goals months ago, or you could just do it.
The time always passes, but it’s how you spend that time that really counts. You have a choice to make, and this is an easy one to handle. The more you work on your goals the easier it becomes to achieve them.