How to Set Goals and Achieve Them with a 90-Day Plan
If you’re wondering how to set goals that you actually achieve, this video and post is for you.
I’m gonna show you my 8-step process on how to set your goals and how to create a 90-day plan to accomplish all of them with EASE.
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We’re going to see how to set goals, and we’re going to create an easy 90-day plan.
Why 90 days?
Because less than that can be overwhelming, most goals need time to grow. And more than that can become complicated, besides, sometimes our goals are different from 6 months now.
Ok, let’s get started with my step-by-step process on how to set your goals and achieve them with a 90-day plan
1. Everything starts with your mindset
This step is super important for me because whether you think you can focus on your goals and accomplish them or not, you’re right.
So, I want you to think of:
- The goals you’ve had in the past that you’ve actually accomplished
- What things you wanted to do, have you already done?
- What things you’ve done, do you feel proud of?
- And what aspects of yourself and your personality or mindset helped you accomplish them?
With this little exercise, I want you to feel empowered by seeing how many great things you’ve done in the past, and I want you to feel prepared to accomplish everything you still want.
Because making your goals happen is actually simple, you only need to:
- clarify the required steps and tasks
- clear some space in your calendar and schedule those tasks
- and deliberately focus your time and attention on taking action.
2. Be true to yourself
When you sit down to clarify your goals and make a plan for them always remember to be true to yourself.
Set and pursue goals that you truly care about
It’s easy to fall into the trap of setting goals imposed by social media, family, and friends. And then, when we don’t reach one of those ‘fake’ goals we feel terrible about ourselves. But, for starters, we didn’t even care about those goals! So, take a moment, a day, or a week, to dive deep into the things you really want to get done.
You can journal about, you can talk to a friend, or even talk to yourself in the mirror.
Notice what things in life, in your career, and in your business make you happy, and what are the things you want to do that will bring more of that happiness.
3. Clarify your goals
Ok, now it’s time to choose the goals you want to focus on.
For this, I like to brainstorm each and every one of the goals I want to accomplish during the next 3 months. I go through each one of the goals I wrote down, and I try to visualize what would it be to have it accomplished, how it’ll change and impact my life, or career, or my business, and how happy I will be when I accomplish it.
I do this in order to determine the goals I’m going to focus on based on my feelings and emotions so that I can keep true to myself.
If choosing my goals gets tricky, then I use the Goal Generator worksheet from my planner, and it always helps me determine what goals are worth pursuing first depending on the level of urgency, level of importance, level of joy it brings me, financial impact, and growth impact. And, depending on the size of the goals I may pick 1 to 3 goals per a 90-day period.
For example, if I want to create a new collection of planners and stickers to add to my Etsy shop I might take 4 to 6 weeks, not the whole 3 months. So, I can add another goal or two that take me other 6 to 8 weeks to complete. Or you can focus on one big goal for the 90-days, and break it down into 3 smaller goals each for 30 days.
Clarifying the goals you want to pursue is a try and test kind of thing. You can’t be completely sure how long goals will take you, sometimes they take a lot longer than we think. So, ensure you’re considering your complete life and other commitments so you don’t overcharge yourself with tons of goals and tasks.
4. Whenever you’re scared, remember why you started
No matter how excited you are right now for the goals you just set, there will probably be a moment when you just want to quit, feel terrified about your goals, or simply want to do other things. We will talk about stop procrastinating later, but today I want you to know that everyone feels scared about their goals at some point, that’s pretty normal, there’s nothing wrong with you, but you got to remember why you want to reach this goal so much.
The truth is no one will ever make your big scary and awesome dreams and goals happen for you. So, you have to be a little brave today, and little braver every day to stick to your guns until you crush that goal and make that dream come true.
5. Have a system that keeps you accountable + brings you results
For me, it’s super important to nail down a couple of things before I even create an action plan for my goals. I want to be clear on:
- why this goal even matters +
- what can keep me motivated +
- what obstacles can get in my way and how I can overcome them +
- all the key tools and resources I might need +
- any habits I may need to build and nurture.
Clarifying all this before making an action plan will help you to stay focused on your goals and on moving forward no matter what. You’ll be prepared whenever you face a setback. And at the same time, you’ll be becoming into the person you need to be to tackle all those scary goals and dreams.
6. Create your goals action plan
Now that you know the goals you want to focus on, and how long they can take you, let’s create your 90-days action plan.
Let’s go one goal by one goal so you don’t get messed up + overwhelmed by so many things to do ok? Great, for this, I like to take a page to brain dump all the steps + tasks I need to take + do to accomplish my goal (you can use a blank page, your journal, or like me your goal setting planner).
It doesn’t matter if these steps + tasks aren’t in order, what I want you to do is to put each and every single step out of your head and onto paper. This way you’ll stop thinking about what you need to do without actually doing anything.
Then, I like to think how much time each step or task will require from me. Most of the times, this is an approximation based on what similar tasks have taken me in the past. And other times, I just give my best trying to come up with an accurate approximation plus a little wiggle room. See if you already have an idea of how long it would take you to do any of the steps or tasks you’ve written down, and jot down that number.
Now it’s time to put all these steps + tasks in order, I do it on the page called ‘My Goal Action Plan’ from my planner, and I set the deadline for each step + task based on the approximations I thought on the last step.
While you order these tasks, you can think of some small rewards that can keep you motivated to reach the next milestone of your goal, and a big reward you can give yourself once you accomplish the whole goal. This will keep accountable + motivated, and it’ll help you create a positive reinforcement every time you make progress towards your goals.
Finally, I like to see the big picture of how this goal and each of its tasks look throughout my year. For this, I use the little calendar below my action plan – I just add the numbers of each task on the pertinent month, and when I tackle them I like to write done.
7. Schedule your tasks along your 90-day period
Since you’ve already set the deadlines for each of the tasks you gotta do to accomplish your goal, you now need to put them into your calendar, schedule, planner, or whatever you use to get organized and make things happen.
If you don’t have anything yet, I recommend you to start with a monthly + weekly planner. This is my favorite printable planner for goal setting + goal achieving 🙂
- Start by jotting down the steps + tasks on a monthly planner or your calendar according to the deadlines you set before.
- You can add all the tasks for the 90 days, or you can add them month by month to adjust them in case you need to catch up.
- Always have your planner on hand so you can see what you need to when.
- And use the weekly planner to get clear on your weekly goals + tasks to do during that week.
8. Take action and be consistent
Now that everything is set up and planned out it’s time for you to take action. Every. Single. Day.
Having a plan to accomplish your goals is a big help for you, now you know what you need to do when, and it’ll make it easier for you to move forward and get things done. So, take advantage of the great work you’ve done setting your goals and planning your days.
Take action and stay consistent until you accomplish your awesome goals.
And, remember to give yourself your rewards every time you hit a milestone + once you make those goals happen!
Tell me in the comments:
‘What’s the number one goal you want to make happen over the next 90 days?’, and then put hands to action and create your 90-day plan!
I want to hear from you, and I’m so eager to get to know you!
See on the next video + post byeeeee!