Crush Your Goals With The 12 Week Year
Goal-Setting

Crush Your Goals With The 12 Week Year

Do you enjoy setting new and exciting goals at the beginning of the year?

Me too.

I love the idea of embarking upon a new adventure that involves my hopes, dreams, and vision, and I know that setting goals is one of the best ways to bring that vision to fruition.

However, I often find that after I’ve set my goals, they tend to fall by the wayside after a few weeks. I lose momentum quickly and eventually abandon the goals altogether. Can you relate?

If so, I want to tell you about a goal-setting method that I recently discovered: The 12 Week Year!

An Overview Of The 12 Week Year + YouTube Video

The 12 Week Year is a goal-setting method that promises success in reaching your goals in just 12 short weeks! I began applying and implementing the 12 Week Year on January 1, 2019, and have a lot to say about it. Instead of writing lengthy blog posts, I decided to start a video series on my YouTube channel. Check it out!

Recap Of The 12 Week Year Overview

About the 12 Week Year

  • The 12 Week Year: Get More Done In 12 Weeks Than Others Do In 12 Months
  • Authors – Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington
  • Written in 2013

The Problem with Annual Goals

  • When we believe we have plenty of time to achieve goals, we tend to procrastinate
  • Lack a sense of urgency because you have an entire year to get it done
  • Tend to frantically work on goals towards the end of the year
  • Motivated more by a deadline than an actual purpose

The 12 Week Year Basics

  • Long enough to make progress, but short enough to create urgency
  • Narrows your focus, decreasing wasted time on unimportant tasks
  • Each year stands alone – set new tasks each 12 week year, or build on previous tasks
  • One year is a month, one month is a week, and one week is ONE DAY!

Establish Your Vision Before Setting Your Goals

  • What is the overarching vision you have for your life?
  • What is your why?
  • Consider several areas: health, relationships, career, business
  • Long term aspirational vision: 5, 10, or 15 years into the future
  • Mid term vision: 3 years. Should be more specific than your aspirational vision, but still quite far off

Set Goals Based On Your Vision

  • Each 12 Week Year consists of goals related to your vision
  • Set S.M.A.R.T. goals 
  • If your goals are not connected to your vision, you will not be motivated to act on them
  • Avoid setting too many goals; 2 to 3 goals per 12 week year is advised to avoid overwhelm and burnout

Plan Your 12 Week Year

  • Each of the goals you set will consist of tactics, or actions that you will take weekly and daily in order to achieve the goal
  • Planning is crucial in reaching your goals. I use several planners to outline my tactics for the week.
  • Create routines for your tactics and other areas of your life, such as a morning routine

Will You Consider The 12 Week Year For Goal-Setting? 

I am excited to continue sharing my 12 Week Year progress with you on my YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss a video!

Have you read the 12 Week Year? If so, are you implementing it?

 

Crush Your Goals With The 12 Week Year

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