I can say that my first legit 12 Week Year has ended! I’m writing to give an update of what I have achieved so far.
If you’re new to my blog, I’m following the 12 Week Year to achieve my 2021 goals. Its objective is to shorten the year (52 weeks, 365 days) to 12 weeks to be able to do more. At first, you may think it’s counterintuitive, but when you understand the reason, you’ll realize it has a point. Think about Parkinson’s Law: work expands to fill the allotted time. The more time you have to finish a task, the longer it will take you. If you want a detailed explanation of the concept, you can read the full blog post here.
January – March Goals
For the first 12 weeks of 2021, I set the following goals:
Write a children’s book on KDP
I quit on this goal because I had no strong reason to continue it. My heart just wasn’t feeling it. Not all goals are meant to be achieved, some goals have to be crossed out. If you’re not 100% sure about your goal, read: Is it time to quit pursuing your goal?
12 blog posts from January to March + 250 subscribers in my blog
I wrote 16 new posts in the last 12 weeks (including my weekly goal updates). I’m sure if I hadn’t set that goal and committed to it, I wouldn’t have produced 16 new posts.
Unfortunately, I didn’t meet my goal of having 250 subscribers! I still have a lot to learn about growing my blog!
Pay my memorial plan & social security
These two are easy, but I still added them to the list. I thought I wouldn’t be able to pay my social security, but I was able to do it!
It doesn’t seem that much, but for me it’s enough. I was able to accomplish what I committed to. The 12 Week Year greatly helped because I planned my week based on the things I wrote in my 12 Week Year plan.