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Welcome to Week 1 of the end-of-the-decade 12 Week Year adventure.
I read the 12 Week Year last year as a way to help me get more done while in college. I LOVED it and wrote a whole long review that goes into more detail about what the 12 Week Year is and why I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
However, for those that don’t know, the 12 Week Year is a productivity and goal completion method developed by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington in their best selling book by the same name. It is described as a guide to creating results through focus, commitment, and accountability. Unlike a lot of other productivity books, it’s not just a book of theory but one that includes an actionable plan that you build as you read through it.
The core of the book can be summed down to 4 things:
- Shorten the timeline on goals that you set
- Prioritize your time through strategic time blocking and a task-focused weekly plan
- Measure how well you completed the steps you laid out for your goals weekly, and work to improve it
- Join a community for accountability and to refocus on your goals
Related Reading: Jumpstart Your New Year
Week 1 Progress Report
Week 1 is usually the easiest of weeks when it comes to motivation because you’re still riding high from the decision. Sometimes you struggle a bit with implementation but overall it goes well.
That’s been my experience with this week as well. My execution score for this week was about 83% which is a little bit less than the target of 85% but still not bad!
How I’m going to improve this week
The biggest thing standing in my way last week was fear of rejections. One of my big tasks was reaching out to people and to be honest, that scares my little introvert heart to death. What I’m going to work on this week is building the confidence to do the things that scare me that I KNOW will propel me towards my goals.
Top Tip for Week 1
You might be kicking yourself for the tactics you set while riding high on motivation and fearlessness. I have just one piece of advice for you.
Embrace the fear and do it scared.
I know it sounds so easy to say and much harder to do but every time you push through the fear and do what’s scaring you you’ll get better at doing it.