Crush Your Goals With The 12 Week Year

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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