The Transformative Power of 3-Year Goals

It’s a rhetorical question, but how did you get to where you are now?

I’d wager that you didn’t end up where you are by chance. In fact, I bet you worked very hard to get where you are now!

Sometimes, however, in the heat of the moment or as life is busy passing us by, it’s easy to forget about the absolute importance of goals – especially 3-year goals.

Where will you be in one year?

Knowing where you want to be in one year can have a profound impact on you, your life, and your business. It may be cliche, but what would you choose to do if you knew you only had one year left? How much more meaningful and impactive would you make that year?

While having a one-year goal and plan is great, it’s not going to be a long enough trajectory to make sure that you’re going to end up where you want, say, when you retire.

How and when do you want to retire?

On the flip side of the one-year plan is the 30 (or more) year plan. In 30 years, there will be all sorts of questions you’ll need answered. Questions like…

  • Where do you want to be when you retire?
  • Where will you live?
  • Will you retire early?
  • How much will you have saved up?
  • Will you travel?

Planning out a full 30 years is tough, though. Because while it’s good to know where you’re going, it’s important to remember that sometimes those long-term goals change. Careers change. It’s good to know where you want to end up, but it’s imperative to have a way to account for the course corrections that are bound to happen.

The power of 3-year goals

That’s why 3-year goals are so absolutely important! 3 years is just about the right time for you to set and track a goal, especially within a business and/or team setting. A 5-year plan is also good, although it’s a lot easier to get derailed after 5 whole years than it is just 3.

What are your 3-year plans? Where do you want to end up? Where do you want your team to be? How will you get there?

Once you know what your 3-year plan is, it’s important to share those goals, in absolute detail, with your team. Doing so will help them to see the vision that you’ve got – and inspire them to increased action.

They’ll think, “After all, 3 years is completely doable, right?”

And they’re right. 3 years is doable, especially for a cohesive team who knows what they’re going after.

Are you ready to get your team on the same page? Let us help you motivate and inspire your team to greater heights. Just click here to contact us today.

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