Whether you are a full-time blogger or it’s your side hustle, I wantto introduce you to the power of setting 90 day goals. I’ve been working this process for the past two years now and it’s been nothing short ofamazing for me. Here’s a few reasons why 90 day goals are so powerful:
- You gain incredible clarity as to what needs to be accomplished right now
- You are more motivated to work on your goals since you only have 90 days
- You get the opportunity to hit the restart button every 90 days
How I Set 90 Day Blogging Goals
Sometimes we make this process more complicated then it needs to be.My process is pretty simple, but super effective. It provides me withthe clarity, focus and motivation that I need to get my projects done.
1. Select no more than 5 goals
I know you have a million ideas you want to get done in the next 90days, but reality tells us that won’t happen. You are better off toselect only a handful of goals. Keep in mind that these 90 day goalscould be sub-goals of a bigger project. For example, if you want towrite and publish a book this year, then a solid 90 day goal might be to create a book proposal.
2. Write your goals in a visible location
We all know that what’s out of sight is out of mind. To overcomethis, I place my goals on a whiteboard that hangs right above my desk in my home office. It hovers over me like a boss and draws me back in when I get distracted. Make your goals visible.
3. Start your goal with an action verb
We all know the power of words. Words alone can motivate us toaction. There is a big difference between writing down “book proposal”and writing down “CREATE a book proposal for your new book by April1st.” The latter pushes me toward taking action. I also like to write my action verb in ALL CAPS. It places much more emphasis for me. I usethis same practice when writing down “to dos” in my task manager.
4. Start each day with a focus session to crush your goals
Writing down goals is great, but if you don’t have a plan for takingaction, nothing happens. When I sit down to work each morning, I firstspend 60-90 minutes working on one of my 90 day goals. I do this before I check email or social media. This one habit alone has propelled me tofinish more projects than you can imagine.