Happy New Year!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I know I did! During the holidays, I heard about and read “The 12 Week Year” by Brian Moran. This is an incredible book that not only redefines a year and how to quadruple your results, but it gives a specific plan of attack. I highly recommend you pick up a copy! You can click HERE to learn more about it and purchase it at Amazon.com.
Today I want to share one key thought that is foundational to getting the results that Moran writes about. To get the results that you desire, you must work each moment, day, and week with intentional and effective execution. Too often, we set big goals, but we don’t take the action required to get the results. Without action, the results will not come.
What do you want to accomplish in the next 12 weeks?
What are your big goals?
What strategic actions must you take to reach those goals?
Do you have a plan to effective execute those actions?
Some of us are naturally action-oriented. However, we can also lack strategy. As my mentor John Maxwell says in his Law of Priorities, “Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment.” You must take the time to set goals, determine strategic initiatives needed to achieve those goals, then take action. Moran says that goals are reached moment by moment, day by day. He emphasizes that we can control our actions much more than we can control our results.
Too often we set annual goals and then procrastinate on tackling them until the last quarter of the year. Why? Because of the pressure of a deadline! Moran wrote “The 12 Week Year” to redefine the year to be every 12 weeks where we consistently feel the deadline approaching and celebrate our wins. Deadlines prompt us to take action. 12 weeks is a time frame that is long enough to accomplish significant goals, but short enough to put healthy pressure on us to take action.
As you get into the rhythm of your work after the holidays, I highly encourage you to pick up this book, study its material, and start making your own 12 Week Year plans. Take intentional, effective action and watch the results that you get!
Be Intentionally Great in 2017!
Do you need help setting goals, determining your strategic initiatives and putting an action plan together? I would love to help. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.