In Part 1 of our series, your blueprint achieves your 12 month goals in the next 12 weeks. In Part 2, your simple system achieves more in 12 weeks than most do in 12 months.
In Part 3 you’ll develop four keys you need to make this success system work for you right now, in this summary of my A Lasting Love radio interview with Brian P. Moran, a corporate executive and success coach to Fortune 500 Companies who designed The 12-Week Year.
We may think we want to be great and achieve excellence in a few areas during our 12 week year, yet what transforms our thinking into consistent actions?
There’s a big difference between thinking you’re interested or being committed to do the program. Making a commitment is the key to your success. And there are four keys you need to keep a commitment:
1. Have a strong, compelling desire for the results you seek. Ask yourself, “Why am I willing to do this, to be uncomfortable, to step out on new ground and try some new things to realize these dream?”
Without a strong why, the system breaks down. When your WHY is strong enough, your brain naturally delivers on the HOW.
2. Get clear on the actions that drive the success you’re seeking, and create your weekly action plans for each of the 12 weeks. Refer to this plan as your road map for each day.
3. Count the costs you’ll pay before you begin. To be great requires sacrifice. So ask yourself, “What will I have to give up or do more of to achieve my best goals in the next 12 weeks?”
If you want to improve your relationship, there may be an emotional cost or a physical cost of counseling, courses or romantic getaways. You might view the cost as an investment which brings great rewards. It is necessary to make some investment every day for the next 12 weeks, knowing you can do anything for 12 weeks.
4. Act on your commitments, not on your feelings
What separates mediocre from great is doing what it takes even in the times you don’t feel like it. It helps to build a support system around you, whether it’s a friend or a promise to yourself that you will check your weekly plan and take action on it every day for 12 weeks.
5. Recognize the progress you make each day.
To measure your progress, you can create a success scorecard or success journal in which you record daily results and measure your execution.
Ask yourself, “Did I take the actions today which I said were important this week?
What kind of results did I get?
Did I see some positive movement in the areas I want to improve during my 12-week year?”
Then jot down your daily progress in a success journal, knowing that each success promotes greater success.
What happens if you lose patience with slow progress, even in a 12-week year?
As you learn to be great in the moment, the results will come. It may we weeks before results show up. So you need to recognize your success in the moment and celebrate your progress each day. Your success is in taking the journey, as much or more than in reaching your ultimate destination.
Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” When you keep your commitment to use these success tools every day to realize your best dreams in a 12 week year, you are creating a habit of excellence that enriches every aspect of your life.
In Part 4 of our series, you will receive a checklist of how to begin your 12 week year right now.
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