This time of year many business owners and employees are tasked with setting goals for the year. This can be a daunting task, especially considering how much can change over the course of the year. This year, why not consider creating 90 day (or quarterly goals) for yourself and your business and encourage your employees to do the same. Why 90 days? According to a recent article in Fast Company, there are five good reasons:
90 Days Isn’t Too Long: It allows the goals to remain relevant. It also keeps you motivated to keep moving progress forward instead of procrastinating, which can be typical for long range goals.
90 Days Isn’t Too Short, Either: It gives you enough time to actually accomplish your goal without other things getting in the way.
You can Reset Quickly: Being nimble and making changes to goals increases your chance of success. You can also learn from the mistakes made in both goal setting and your work pattern from the previous 90 days. If you aren’t meeting your goals figure out if it your effort or the goal that needs to be adjusted.
You Don’t Spread Yourself Too Thin: Having a quick turnaround on goals allows you to focus on a few goals at a time, rather than trying to do everything at once.
You Can Make Personal Goals Part of the Mix: It is easy to mix in a few personal goals with your business goals when you have several al setting opportunities during the year. This allows you to feel more balanced and fulfilled over time.
Try shorter, 90 days goals rather than annual goals this year and find out if it increases your success. Consider these shorter ranges goals steps towards your ultimate goal for the year. If you have done this in the past, share your experiences with us.