Stop, Look and Listen: Planning your Next 90 Days

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Remember the safety lesson Stop, Look and Listen? It’s the life skill all kids learn to make sure they are safe before crossing the street – to learn to pause and pay attention, before moving forward. It’s a great lesson – perfect for planning your next Quarter.

Before you rush, headlong, into an action plan you think is ideal, Stop Look and Listen to yourself – contemplate what’s gone well, what has to change. Ask how you can do a better job of your Work, your Self and your Life in the next 90 days.

It may be the most important time you’ll ever spend. We love to believe that time is infinite – in reality, the average life span in North America is 27,3745 days – chances are, you are 25% to 75% of your way through. That makes the next 90 days the most important of your life – the days that are in front of you, right now.

Make sure you make excellent use of them.

The Challenge

  • Grab a coffee or tea and spent just 30 minutes to make sure you’re going in the right direction
  • Review the Quarterly Plan template from Chapter 17 of my book
  • Do the one-page review on your Work, your Self and your Life. What are the top priorities for each area that will make the biggest impact, enjoyment or improvement?
  • Review your plan with someone important to you, at work and in your life.