🌼4 Questions That Can Change Your Life in 90 Days
Take 5 minutes to answer them if you want to see a massive change in your life.
How much could your life change every 90 days?
Most people don’t think it’s possible to make any significant changes to our lives within 90 days.
But I can tell you that you can see a massive change in your finance, health, relationship, or career over the next 90 days, and in this article are questions that will help you to do that.
But before we get to the questions, let’s find out why 90 days.
Is 90 days long enough to make a significant change in your life?
Changing our lives means making significant alterations to our current circumstances to achieve our goals and also improve our quality of life.
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This can be getting our finances in order, starting a new career, leaving an abusive relationship, or adopting a healthier lifestyle.
At the core of any of these is about letting go of old habits and adopting new ones that support what we want to achieve.
An important question people often ask is whether 90 days is long enough to make such a change.
It turns out, as studies have shown, 90 days is long enough to form a new habit and make it a permanent lifestyle change.
According to a study, a team of researchers led by pyschologist Phillippa Lally examined how long it takes to form a habit.
The researchers looked at the habits of 96 participants over 12 weeks.
Each participant chose one new habit for the 12 weeks and reported each day whether or not they did the behavior and how automatically the behavior felt.
Some of these new habits included drinking a bottle of water with lunch and running for 15 minutes before dinner.
After 12 weeks, the data were analyzed to figure out how long it took each participant to go from starting a new habit to when that habit becomes automatic.
The result showed that on average, a new behavior becomes automatic about 66 days after first initiation.
As a rule, the study concluded that it takes between 18 to 254 days to form a new habit, depending on the behavior, the person involved, and the circumstances.
The takeaway here is that you can start a new habit that changes your life in 90 days.
This makes the 90 day rule a good timeframe because it’s long enough to establish a routine and make meaningful progress. It’s also not so long that you feel stuck if you’re not seeing the results you want.
4 Questions that can change your life in 90 days
Here are the 4 questions, and how you can use them:
1. What made you proud in the past 90 days?
“Winning Achievements? Looking back over the past quarter, what are the things that make you the proudest about what you have achieved?” — Dan Sullivan
To move forward, we have to look backward. We know where we’re going because we know where we’re coming from.
Sometimes it can seem like we’re not making progress. It can seem like nothing much has changed and that we’re still where we used to be.
But identifying the things you’ve already achieved in the past — in the last 90 days — helps not just to feel proud of yourself, but also what you need to continue to build on.
So here’s what you should do: Take 5 minutes and write down all of the major milestones you achieved or anything you consider to be of note in your life over the past 90 days.
Think of your relationship, career, health, and any other area of your life to pinpoint specific goals you achieved, no matter how small.
You may not know this, but just taking a few minutes to reflect on what you’ve achieved in your life within a certain period can be life-changing.
It not only allows you to see how much has happened in your life, but it also allows you to appreciate the things you’ve done, which can lead to a more positive outlook on life.
We often get caught up in the daily grind without giving much thought to the positive things happening in our lives.
But if you can go back to just the last 90 days, you’ll be able to see what you’ve achieved. This will point you to areas you need to focus on over the next 90 days.
2. What aspects of your life make you confident about the next 90 days?
“What’s Hot? When you look at everything that’s going on today, which areas of focus and progress are making you the most confident?” — Dan Sullivan
In the next 90 days, you need to focus on making progress in areas of your life that will boost your confidence.
Make a list of at least five things in your life that give you confidence about the goals you’re working toward right now.
Life is about growth and progress. And one way to know you’re making progress is that your current goals aren’t the same as the ones you were focused on 3–6 months ago.
Your last 90 days should have recorded some significant progress that opened up new possibilities.
The idea is to have a few new bigger challenges, goals, or projects you’re excited about and work hard to complete every 90 days.
This February, I started writing on Twitter. Over the next 3 months, my goal is to gain at least 500 new followers, create a digital product, and make some dollars from it. I’m scared, excited, and confident all at the same time.
A critical aspect of changing your life for the better is having different and better experiences in all aspects of your life.
That’s what builds your confidence. Our confidence often grows bigger when we accomplish something we’re excited about.
3. Over the next 90 days, what new things will you focus on to get the greatest sense of excitement?
“Bigger and Better? Now, looking ahead at the next quarter, what new things are giving you the greatest sense of excitement? — Dan Sullivan
Take about 5 minutes to write down all the things you’re excited about right now, whether in your personal or professional life.
What experiences do I want to create?
What new skill do I need to learn and master?
What achievements am I going to have?
We’re more likely to achieve a goal or strive toward a future when we feel excited about it.
As you look through all the different aspects of your life, you need to be able to come up with bigger goals or projects that fires you up and keep you motivated.
Whether it’s about your financial goal, fitness, business, career, health, you want to focus on things that makes you feel excited over the next 90 days.
Growth is exciting. New possibilities are exciting. Setting goals, striving to do bigger things, and make progress are how you make your life more exciting and fulfilling.
Why? Because working to achieve something bigger stretches you out of your current comfort zone. It can make you learn a new skill or develop a new habit.
4. What are your five new ‘jumps’?
“What are the five new ‘jumps’ you can now achieve that will make your next 90 days a great quarter regardless of what else happens?” — Dan Sullivan
What are the five new things you need to get done within this current 90 days that you can leverage to make the next 90 days even better?
These are accomplishments, no matter their size, that provide a sort of foundation for the things you’ll be working on the next 90 days.
So here’s what you need to do: Write down a list 5 new jumps that if you achieved in the next 90 days, you’d be happy with your progress.
They provide a foundation for what’s to come next. It’s like building a success stack.
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Most people rarely take out time to think about their lives or reflect on how they’re making progress or not.
To changing your life, you simply need to do things differently and you only need to watch yourself for 90 days.
The 90 days timeframe is often seen as long enough to establish a routine and make meaningful progress, but not so long that you feel stuck if things are not seeing the results you want.
So over the next 90 days, you can flip the switch by taking time to think about and answering these questions.
Get really cear on where you are at the moment and where you want to be in the future. And then define a course of action to get there.
Contributed by Victor Mong
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