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"Make sure you have three goals: An A Goal, a B Goal, and a C Goal. On days when you feel great, you hit your A Goal.  On days when you feel ok (most days!), you hit your B Goal. On days when you feel bad, you hit your C Goal." 


The ABC Goal System removes any intimidation or guilt: As long as you hit your C Goal, you're making forward progress.



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🌱 The Origin Of ABC Goals.

🌱 The Origin Of ABC Goals.

In the context of the marathon:

A Goal: Hit your aggressive, optimal time goal, ( 2:55:00 )

B Goal: Hit your realistic, base case time goal, ( 2:59:59 )

C Goal: Finish the race.


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🗝️ ABC Goals for Every Arena.

🗝️ ABC Goals for Every Arena.

  • Fitness,
  • Relationships,
  • Work, 
  • Mental Health.

The generalized version of the ABC Goal System:

A Goal: Most ambitious, perfect case.

B Goal: Middle ground, base case.

C Goal: Minimum viable level, anything above zero compounds.


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🏋️‍♀️ Fitness.

🏋️‍♀️ Fitness.

  • A Goal: Full lift and cardio (approximately 90 minutes).
  • B Goal: Full lift or cardio (approximately 60 minutes).
  • C Goal: 30 minutes of movement (walk, dance, etc.).

When you travel, you know you're not going to be able to hit your normal fitness routines.

The ABC Goal System keeps you on track.

Even if your movement for the day is walking around an airport for 30 minutes before a flight, you can check the box on your C Goal and move forward.


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💌 Relationships.

💌 Relationships.

  • A Goal: Dinner date and long walk together.
  • B Goal: Short walk together.
  • C Goal: One call or FaceTime chat.

When work or travel get crazy, having a system to maintain and foster feelings of connection and support in your relationships (romantic or otherwise) can go a long way.

Hearing the person's voice, or seeing their face, can work wonders.


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👷‍♀️👩‍🔧👩‍💼 Work.

👷‍♀️👩‍🔧👩‍💼 Work.

  • A Goal: Two long focus work blocks, batched management time.
  • B Goal: One long focus work block, batched management time.
  • C Goal: One short focus work sprint.

The perfect work day might have two long blocks of focus work (120 minutes each) and a time block for general management activities (email, meetings, etc.).

On days where the chaos of life enters the chat, it's important to remember that you can make forward progress with a single focus work sprint (60-120 minutes).


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🧘‍♀️ Mental Health.

🧘‍♀️ Mental Health.

  • A Goal: 30-minute technology-free walk, cold plunge and sauna.
  • B Goal: 30-minute technology-free walk.
  • C Goal: 5-minute morning walk, 1-1-1 evening journal.

Having a clear system for creating space in your life is crucial for staying in the game.

When life gets in the way of the perfect mental health day, sticking to your C Goal and making sure you find that slowness is key.


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⚓ Create Your ABC Goal System.

⚓ Create Your ABC Goal System.

To get started with your ABC Goal System, choose an area of life where you find yourself struggling with motivation or discipline.

For a lot of people, that's health and fitness, so it might make sense to start there.

Establish your ABC Goals.

Write them down so you can track which goal you hit on a daily basis.

Note: You can use this free Google Sheet to populate and track your performance if you find it useful.


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🌸 Hope these stashes makes your life easier.

🌸 Hope these stashes makes your life easier.

My Recommendation : Everyday apply ‘Kai Zen’ to yourself | Swami Sarvapriyananda | Lessons from Japan

Major Takeaways learnt from the above video -

Sanskrit : नुन्तं से चलो सरल्टं क अभ्यस् करो 

English : nyuntam se chalo saraltam ka abhyas karo

Meaning : Do write at comment !!!

I felt these ABC goals and upper sanskrit sentence ( the video itself ) connects and I'd followed these small steps for my daily routine. I myself can't believe that I had ignored my overthinking nature & kept enjoying whatever keeps coming to me. 

( This share is based on personal experience. Please try it on your life. )


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For any arena of life, you can create an A Goal, B Goal, and C Goal. On days when you feel great, you hit your A Goal. On days when you feel ok (most days!), you hit your B Goal. On days when you feel bad, you hit your C Goal.


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