Monday, October 1, 2012

90 Day Challenge - Play A Bigger Game!


I read Play A Bigger Game!: Achieve More! Be More! Do More! Have More! this weekend. It was a nice quick read, but it is a book that will make you think and is great for goal setting. In it there is a 90 day challenge which I think everyone should give a go. Basically, you focus on 1 goal, the most important goal to you for 90 days to achieve it.

You go through a variety of steps and really need to either write in the book itself or have paper and pen handy to make your notes and work out your goal.

A couple of the quotes I liked from the book were:
"The greatest waste in the world is the waste of potential." This is so true. How many times do we think we can't do something, so we don't try. If we never try, we can never succeed and we waste our potential.

"We have become a nation of watchers, not doers." The author, Rowdy, discusses in the book how we watch The Biggest Loser instead of exercising ourselves. We watch Masterchef, but then order take out. Instead of living our lives and doing things, we watch. I am slowly marking things off my bucket list and am determined to live my life and achieve what I set out to achieve instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching everything pass me by.

So to do the 90 day challenge, you write down 5 goals you have. It shouldn't take you long to do. Then to work out which is your number 1 goal, ask if the first is more important than the second. Is it more important than the third? And so on, with all the goals, until you find which one is the most important, second, third, fourth and fifth. You now know what your number 1 goal is, the thing that is most important to you to achieve.

Now you know your goal, write a vividly clear description of what it is like when you have achieved your goal. What does it look like, what does it feel like, what are you doing etc...

Next write 3 reasons it is important to you, followed by 3 actions you need to take to achieve this goal.

90 days is short enough to keep the goal at the forefront of your mind, but long enough to achieve larger goals too.

So what goal will you set and how will you do it? What do you think of this method of goal setting?

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