The 90-91 Rule - Deepstash

The 90-91 Rule

Example: You struggle to make progress on your long-term goals.

Idea: Spend the first 90 minutes of your day on one task that will help you achieve your goals for the next 90 days.

Why?: This ensures consistent and focused progress on your most important goal.

Such as: Working on a college application or a significant project first thing in the morning.


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