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Over/Under Estimate Goals

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By Matthew Marcoux, CFP® / August 31st, 2020

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Bill Gates once said, “most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” How true is that? So many of us set goals each January for what we want to achieve in a year, and often find ourselves off track a few months later. I know this has been a year full of countless surprises, causing many of us to veer off the course we initially set out on. Still, you have the power to take control of the rest of the year.


 

Matt and I have been really intentional about setting and pursuing goals in 90 day increments, both for ourselves and our business, rather than looking out over an entire year. The smaller increments have allowed us to feel success more often as we pursue smaller goals to reach larger ones, and have also allowed us to reexamine our priorities more frequently. As a result, we are feeling more hopeful and more efficient.

 

What are you doing to make the most of this year?
Bill Gates once said, “most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” How true is that? So many of us set goals each January for what we want to achieve in a year, and often find ourselves off track a few months later. I know this has been a year full of countless surprises, causing many of us to veer off the course we initially set out on. Still, you have the power to take control of the rest of the year.
 
Matt and I have been really intentional about setting and pursuing goals in 90 day increments, both for ourselves and our business, rather than looking out over an entire year. The smaller increments have allowed us to feel success more often as we pursue smaller goals to reach larger ones, and have also allowed us to reexamine our priorities more frequently. As a result, we are feeling more hopeful and more efficient.
 
What are you doing to make the most of this year?