Make Your Goals Into Weekly Ones!

Throughout building a goal tracking platform, one question among many was “what timeframe(s) should we support?” Our initial bias was to include all of them: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and custom. This seemed like a good idea at the start: people obviously want to do some things every day and other things are New Year Resolutions.

While it is true that the timeframes can differ, we’ve discovered a clear winner when it comes to what timeframe gives you the best chance of sticking with a goal: weekly!

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Set a Goal and Build Your Story

Here at WeAchieve, we’ve done a lot of research to uncover the reasons why people generally don’t reach their goals. As we’ve noted before, only 9% of people achieve their New Year Resolutions, so if you are already feeling behind on your own, you certainly aren’t alone!

One point that shows up consistently in the research is that having a good process is critical to success. Many resolutions fail because people think a lot about the endpoint, but much less about the way to get there. That’s human nature after all – we want to think about the shiny reward at the end, rather than the work required to get there!

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Start a Book Club on WeAchieve!

Book clubs have been experiencing a resurgence of late. Some estimates suggest over 5 million Americans are a part of one. And in a modern age where people are looking for ways to connect offline, it’s a great way to both disconnect from a phone and make real-world connections.

But for younger Americans with friends scattered in many different cities, creating or finding an in-person book club can be tough. Fortunately, book clubs can work quite well with everyone being remote, and WeAchieve is a great way for everyone to get involved and hold each other to their reading goals!

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Reach Your Goals Together

We’re putting the “We” into WeAchieve with the launch of accountability groups.

One of the clearest lessons that we’ve learned over the past year diving deep into the world of goal setting is that involving other people in your journey is valuable but hard.

Valuable But Hard

Involving others is valuable because as many studies point out, you are more likely to achieve your goal if you share it selectively with people who you care about what they think. Turning a personal goal into a group goal can create that team spirit and drive that is almost impossible for any individual to find.

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The Jim Collins Life Improvement Technique You Can Try Right Now

Recently, acclaimed management expert Jim Collins appeared on Tim Ferriss’s podcast. Jim’s the author of Good to Great and several other books that focus on the study of how companies grow and ultimately what factors lead to them succeeding or failing.

Jim Collins | Source: jimcollins.com

Not surprisingly, Jim is a bit of a “tracker.” He described how he tracked his sleep data for the better part of 10 years as a way to learn how to get the rest he needed. As he admits, that might not be for everyone. But one thing that he does recommend is a daily three-part tracking routine that is easy for anyone to utilize.

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