Many of the successful business leaders we work with have a few things in common, one of the most prominent being goal-setting.
Whilst working on their business 1-3-5® OKR plans and cascading those throughout their teams, they also have a personal 1-3-5® OKR plan which is completely private. These private plans can include a variety of personal goals such as weight loss, fitness improvements, big life decisions, investment plans etc.
The idea is the same, they set one crystal-clear vision, for example, to make a significant purchase - house, yacht, lose a certain amount of weight or run an Ironman triathlon in record time. They then create 3 mission-critical objectives which will significantly help them achieve their vision. And finally, for each of these objectives, they create 5 measurable goals, or key results, which will help them make progress and achieve each objective.
Remember, those who create goals, write them down and regularly review them are 10x more likely to achieve them, and so using the 1-3-5® created the perfect framework to do that.
Remembering your why is essential to ensure you stay motivated and, therefore, more likely to succeed. Like any goals, your personal OKRs should be reviewed regularly to keep you on the right track. You should get into the habit of periodically logging your progress to instantly see if you are winning or not and moving closer to achieving your vision.
If you can, find an accountability partner who is as dedicated to self-improvement as you are and, ideally, someone you don’t want to let down in any way. This will help you stay on track and succeed even more.
If you are looking to become more successful overall and wish to make some general improvements in your life, here is some insight into how the most successful people spend their ‘me’ time:
Personal OKRs have even been used to help build stronger bonds with family as they encourage focus in a particular area and help people be the best they can be, improving any aspects of their lives. Learn about John Doerr’s personal OKRs here.
We offer a deck of 8 actionable 1-3-5® OKR templates, including a health and fitness template plan populated with real examples. They are free and available for download instantly. So why not have a go at creating your personal OKR plan over the holidays?
If you would like to discuss your personal OKRs, then get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help.