What Is the 90/90/1 Rule?

Most of us have some kind of goal we’re trying to achieve. Unfortunately, distractions – and there are plenty of them – take precious time away from us being able to achieve our goals, leaving us frustrated, stressed, and unmotivated. Sound familiar? Allow us to introduce you to the 90/90/1 rule, a technique that can help you stay focused on your goals. Read on to learn more!

What Is the 90/90/1 Rule?

The 90/90/1 rule was conceived by leadership expert Robin Sharma. The idea is that you spend 90 minutes a day dedicated to accomplishing something for 90 days in a row. (Hence the name of the rule: 90 minutes for 90 days for 1 goal.)

Benefits of the 90/90/1 Rule

  • More productivity because you’re focusing on a single task
  • Satisfaction and pride in working hard to achieve a goal
  • Avoid distractions
  • Better project management skills, resulting in new opportunities or career development

How to Put This Rule Into Practice

Taking on any endeavor like this requires project management. Here are a few tips for implementing the 90/90/1 rule.

Find a Purpose

If you don’t have a goal in mind, consider your values and what you want to achieve. Once you have that in mind, think about your steps to realize it using the 90/90/1 rule.

No More Distractions

During the 90 minutes you spend working toward your goal, the idea is that you shouldn’t allow yourself to be distracted by other thoughts or tasks. If you are easily side-tracked by other people, try isolating yourself for your 90-minute time block, and get your list done.

Track Your Progress

It’s important to track your progress when working toward a goal. This lets you see how far you’ve come when for the times when you feel uninspired.

Tool Time

Before you start enforcing this new rule, figure out what tools can help you implement your new routine. It could be as simple as adding calendar or notebook, an app on your phone, or setting reminders.

Focus on What Works

Take a moment to reflect on the past year. Think about all of the things you wanted to achieve. Figure out what worked, what didn’t, and why. As you move forward, stick to what you know will help you be successful.

The Right Time

Not all of us wake up and feel like working toward a goal before our morning coffee, and that’s okay. Instead, find a 90-minute window in your schedule that works for you.

Have you tried implementing the 90/90/1 rule? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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