HOW TO MAKE 2019 YOUR YEAR
It’s the second week of January 2019. Your Facebook News Feed seamlessly transitions from ‘New Year, New Me’ posts to entertaining af ‘How Hard Did Aging Hit You?’ challenge posts.
The crowd at the gym is becoming less packed and everyone is slowly sliding back into their usual patterns & lifestyles.
Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.
Say what!? The queen of intention doesn’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions?
Nope. Sure don’t. And here’s why:
Putting that much pressure on one goal without any previous momentum is immediately setting yourself up for failure. It’s kind of like running a marathon without training, prep or stretching. Going zero to 100 will not only leave you feeling burned out but also overwhelmed, let down and will usually result in quitting.
Instead of setting one goal for the entire year, I evaluate my goals every 90 days to help build momentum into the next quarter of the year. Due to the goals I set for myself in October ‘18, I was easily able to run into January ‘19 with intention.
Are you ready to kick 2019’s booty? Start here:
Allow me to introduce you to “A”, “B” and “C” Activity. If you’ve read The Pivot Principle, you’ll know how crazy Freddie & I are about identifying what zone you tend to spend most of your time in. Understanding the difference between “A”, “B” and “C” Activity and, more importantly, knowing where your time is going under these three categories, is crucial to your growth.
Although all three activities are important in the process of achieving any goal, it’s important to not mistake “C” Activity as continuous progress. Sometimes, we hide behind “C” Activities to allow us to feel as if we are moving forward, when in reality, only “A” Activities can be the key component in progress.
So what the heck are these activities and how can I utilize them?
“A” Activity - As Nike would say, this is where you just do it. When participating in this activity, you are doing the specific action. For instance, writing this blog right now is “A” Activity.
“B” Activity - This activity is filled with preparation for “A” Activity. For example, choosing outfits that I want to shoot for the blog would be “B” Activity. This activity helps to move forward the goal at hand.
“C” Activity - We all have to start somewhere, right? “C” Activity is filled with research. When I first started blogging, I had to research how to build the website, what aesthetic I wanted and what topics I wanted to write about. Be careful not to get stuck in this area! There is no perfect moment to start. It doesn’t exist! You have to create it yourself.
Where do I go from here?
Pinpoint one-three goals you’d like to focus on for the next 90 days. Write them down in your planner. I love this one. Chic and affordable!
Write down the “A”, “B” and “C” Activity that you’d like to achieve for each goal.
Schedule the activities into your planner.
Find an accountability partner to help keep one-another on track.
Wash, rinse & repeat during the second quarter of this year.