What if you have 12 weeks a year, what can you achieve in a year? How to do more in 12weeks that others do in 12 months is basically the essence of the Book “12Weeks a Year” by Brian P. Moran, Micheal Lennington.
Have you realized how we have our anxiety boiling towards “ember” month? How everyone is all aspiring to achieve their one-year target in three or less than three months. That is like students that do not read all through the semester but then starts preparing one week before exam and then hope to ace the exam.
The Book “12 weeks a year” is one of the best self-help books with practical results for those that use it to the core. It helps you to break down your goals (whatever they maybe) into 12 weeks plan. The author believes that we are not short of time rather, we waste time on things that are less productive to our set goals. He argued that if we do what we are capable of doing, we will astound ourselves. In the book, you will realize that accountability partners, to-do list, yearly plans are all not necessary for the achievement of your goals. The secret of been the person you aspire to be is to own your actions, create a viable vision (which you will be guided through on how to create) Planning, Process Control, Measurement, Time Use Accountability, Commitment and Greatness at the Moment.
Ownership: The Author argues that we do not need accountability Partners to achieve our goals. We all must have seen all those people asking people to be their accountability partners to achieve this goal or that, what if you find no one, does that mean you have to live a life of mediocre? He is rather of the opinion that what they need is the willingness to own your actions. One shall develop the mindset of holding himself accountable if he wants to succeed. How do you hold yourself accountable and defeat “Victim – Mindset”?
Planning: The 12 Weeks a Year program is highly dependent on proper planning. If you are like many, you have developed what you called a plan but after some time, you noticed that it is not working, or you start telling yourself that “you work better without planning”. I thought so myself but the man’s view on planning and how to do it is the reason why I have become more effective in my execution. You should try it.
Process Control: Once you see a book which promises to make you immortal and tries to take you through the steps, at first, your experience the urge the gulp it at once but before long, you are at Page 104 and then you start to get, the next time you read on 54 pages and how it keeps going. This is how it is in all our activities. Most people are at first excited with “uninformed Optimism” about the 12 weeks a year program, with 4 weeks, they experience Informed Pessimism and at this point, some people begin to pull out while others try to trick their brain into other activities, but high achievers activate process control in their journey. According to Arkad in the richest man in Babylon” “If I pledge to myself to throw 5 pebbles into the sea daily, only 5 pebbles will I throw” That is what Process Control does for you. Do only that which you plan to do. You may be tempted to do more but remember doing more means you have not built commitment which means that when informed pessimism sets in, you are likely to abandon your vision.
Great at the Moment: Results do not make you great, you become great the moment you start doing what needs to be done to be great. This is exactly amplification of Harvey’s Everyday Greatness. This author argues that results only display greatness put in secret.
You may disagree with the author on his belief that there is no such thing as “work-life balance” Just as Jim Ovia’s “Africa Arise” he believes people should go on break while at work to revive their energy and continue their work until their goals are achieved.
Reviewed By: Alexander Akadieze