Goal-Setting: 20 Templates & Worksheets for Achieving Goals (2023)

Goal-Setting: 20 Templates & Worksheets for Achieving Goals (1)We all have goals, some big, some small, some safe, and some bold.

We wish to become a painter, to move to a new house, to write a book, to eat healthily, to exercise more, to become less anxious, and to run a marathon.

The list is endless, if ill defined. And yet, how much do we really want each one?

If something is vital to us, we need to make plans.

So, how do we do this?

Goal setting is widely accepted as the most effective way to focus our attention on the right activities, energize us, and increase our commitment (Sheard, 2013).

And yet, unless the goal is well formulated, the strategy appropriate, and the actions directed, it will lack purpose, relevance, direction, and accountability (Ogbeiwi, 2017).

Thankfully, this is an area that has received considerable scientific attention.

Goals are most effective when we use well-formulated frameworks that provide a logical, reliable platform to plan and monitor their completion.

Use the techniques and tools that follow to inspire you and find out what you want to achieve, why, and how you are going to do it.

Before you continue, we thought you might like to download our three Goal Achievement Exercises for free. These detailed, science-based exercises will help you or your clients create actionable goals and master techniques to create lasting behavior change.

This Article Contains:

  • 3 Ways to Set Achievable Goals
  • Our 5 Favorite Goal-Setting Worksheets
  • What Are SMART Goals? A Template
  • Goal-Setting Tools for Therapy and Coaching
  • 2 Templates for CBT and DBT
  • Worksheets for Teachers and Students
  • Goal Planning With Children
  • 2 Templates for Businesses and Employees
  • Worksheets for Achieving Life Goals
  • A Look at Daily and Weekly Goal Planners
  • A Take-Home Message
  • References

3 Ways to Set Achievable Goals

There are many types of goals. But ultimately, all goals boil down to one thing:


We need to move from one state to another, from where we are now to where we want to be.

Goal types

Firstly, what sort of goal do you want to achieve?

  • Outcome goal – I want to be the best at X in the world.
  • Performance goal — I want to better at X.
  • Process goal — I want to train or practice at doing X.
  • Delivery-focused goal — I want to deliver a change, such as a business, technology, or construction project.

The type of goal will influence your approach.

Discomfort zone

Goals should be meaningful. They should challenge us, change us, and sometimes lie in the discomfort zone.

In Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt (2019) outlines four steps (modified below) for defining goals that stretch us and help us overcome our built-in resistance.

  1. Acknowledge the value of moving outside the comfort zone.
    Accept that comfort may not lead to growth.
    Recognize and acknowledge that there is value in discomfort.
  2. Lean in.
    Take the opportunity to challenge yourself.
    This may require a change in mindset.
  3. Recognize your fear.
    Own the negative emotions that arise.
    Decide if the rewards outweigh the fear.
  4. Don’t overthink it.
    Avoid ‘paralysis by analysis.’
    Sometimes you take the next step even when the end goal remains unclear.

Meaningful goals

Humans have a set of innate psychological needs, one of which is to add meaning to life (Ryan & Deci, 2018).

Does this goal align with your overall life goals?

Use the steps below to focus on becoming more aware of the most meaningful things in your life (modified from Ivtzan, Chan, Gardner, & Prashar, 2011; Ivtzan, 2016):

  • Sit comfortably, relax.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Become aware of your breathing.
  • Inhale deeply and slowly.
  • Concentrate on each breath; observe it.
  • Visualize yourself in the future, living a full and meaningful life.
  • Connect fully to the experience.
  • Try not to dwell on how you got there.
  • Shift attention to your body and feel the sensations that arise.
  • Breathe into and explore these sensations; let them spread over your whole body.
  • When you open your eyes, you should experience the full effect of the meditation.

As you refine your goals, make sure they continue to align with the picture you have created of a meaningful life.

Our 5 Favorite Goal-Setting Worksheets

Goal-Setting: 20 Templates & Worksheets for Achieving Goals (2)Write down and regularly review your goals.

The more vividly they are captured, the more likely you are to accomplish them.

GROW model

The GROW model (Goals, Reality, Options, and Way Forward) is a simple but highly effective method for setting goals, recognizing where you are now, and identifying what to do next (Whitmore, 2014).

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Complete the four worksheets as follows:

Goal setting

  • Establish where you want to be.
  • Where do you want to get to, and how will you know when you arrive?
  • Complete the Goal Setting Worksheet with your answers.

What is your current reality?

  • Where are you right now with this goal?
  • What are the issues and challenges?
  • How far away are you from your goal?
  • Complete the Reality Worksheet with your realistic insights.

What options do you have?

  • What are the options for overcoming the obstacles in your way?
  • How do you get to where you want to be?
  • Complete the Options Worksheet with the options available to you.

What is the way forward?

  • What will you do?
  • Convert the options into actions.
  • Complete the Way Forward Worksheet with your completed plan of action.

The Wheel of Success

What abilities do you have or need to deliver your goals?

The Wheel of Success identifies the skills and abilities that promote your very best performance (Whyte, 2015).

  • Identify a list of performance attributes required to perform successfully.
  • Assign a score (0–4) to each that truthfully represents where you are now.
  • Assign another score (0–4) that identifies how good you believe you need to become.

For example, a runner training for a fast marathon time may have the speed but lack endurance.

Attributes for marathonerCurrent self ratingFuture target score

By scoring where you are now (blue) and where you want to be (green), it is possible to focus time, energy, and resources, on improving areas where you fall short.

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Improving your skills

How do you improve the skills you have identified?

Thankfully, we know the answer.

Research has confirmed that deliberate practice results in expertise.

  • The task should be neither too easy nor too hard.
  • Ongoing feedback is required to optimize performance.
  • There must be an opportunity to repeat the task, correct errors, and improve.

The quality and the form the deliberate practice takes are more important than the number of hours devoted to performing the task (Ericsson, 2007; 2012).

What motivates you?

Identify and connect with the motivation behind each goal.

Intrinsic motivation – being driven by internal rewards – increases engagement and the likelihood that you will reach the goal (Ryan & Deci, 2018).

Michael Hyatt (2019) has the following suggestions:

  • Connect with your why; identify your key motivations.
    Why is this goal important?
    Write down the reasons, prioritize, and connect with them.
  • Master your self-motivation;identify your reward.
    Identify and anticipate the reward of completing the goal.
    Recognize what is personal to you, rather than extrinsic rewards such as financial gain.
  • Build your team; identify who can help.
    Your bonds with friends, family, and colleagues can help fuel success through learning, encouragement, accountability, and competition.

Goals that align with your values – personal growth, contributing to the broader community, etc. – are strong intrinsic motivators and increase vitality.

The flow of success

Are you ready to begin setting clear and defined SMART goals?

Follow the steps in the diagram below (adapted from Whyte, 2015):

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If you answer ‘no’ to any of the questions, then you must revise the challenge or the environment before setting the goal.

Once you have answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, you are ready to define the goal to meet the challenge head on.

What Are SMART Goals? A Template

Goal setting not only helps you to complete the task, but also impacts wellbeing, represents your strive to achieve personal change, and enhances your meaning and purpose in life (Sheard, 2013).

To achieve something big, you need to break it down into a set of smaller, manageable tasks. Each time you complete one, you move nearer to the overall goal.

The widely used SMART, or slightly extended SMARTER, template ensures that each goal or sub-goal is realistic, achievable, and time-bound.

Specific – Goals should be clear and concise.

Measurable – What does success look like? How is it measured?

Achievable – The goal or task must be challenging but possible. Gently pushing the limits encourages improvement and growth.

Relevant – Does the goal fit with your overall life goals and core values?

Time-bound – When will you finish?

Exciting – What excites you? The benefits should be worthwhile to maintain commitment.

Reviewable – Circumstances change. Revisit the goals, and revise them if needed.

(Video) A Complete Guide to Goal Setting

The SMART Goals Worksheet offers a valuable tool for defining and documenting a SMART goal.

Goal-Setting Tools for Therapy and Coaching

Goal-Setting: 20 Templates & Worksheets for Achieving Goals (5)Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a solution-focused therapy, ultimately aiming for the client to become their own coach (Neenan & Palmer, 2001; Wilding, 2015).

Goals should target the problem to be explored and outline the time available.

Setting new goals in therapy

What do you want to achieve? How do you want things to be different?

The following steps (modified from Wilding, 2015) help you set appropriate therapy goals:

  • What is it you really want or wish for?
    I wish I could find someone special in my life.
    I wish I had a job that I was passionate about.
  • Spend time imagining what it would be like if it happened.
  • Change the wording from ‘wish’ to ‘would like.’
    I would like to find someone special in my life.
    I would like a job that I was passionate about.
  • These statements feel different. ‘Would like’ is very positive; it suggests doing something about it, rather than sitting back and wishing.

Well done! You are well on the way to having a set of goals.

Prioritize your goals

Some goals are urgent but do not need analysis.

Acting upon them will immediately make your life better.

I would like to get the car fixed.
I would like to visit my mother; she is unwell.

Prioritize your goals and tackle the urgent ones first.

Act or think differently

Are the goals achieved through action or a change in the way you think?

Label your goals as either:

  • Something that you need to do. (Action)
    I’m not very confident in giving presentations – Work on it.
  • Something that you need to think about differently.
    I’m not very tall – Learn to accept who you are. (Acceptance)

Labeling each goal will confirm whether you need to work on how you think, behave, or both.

2 Templates for CBT and DBT

Coaching needs to be goal driven to maximize its benefits.

The following two worksheets will help:

Coping Styles Formulation

If your coping strategies are not effective against the problems you face, then a set of actions are needed to direct the best way forward.

The Coping Styles Formulation worksheet identifies a list of problems, potential coping strategies, and the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

Mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness is often taught as part of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Clients are helped to gain awareness of their thoughts and feelings and eliminate behaviors that interfere with goals (Soler et al., 2012).

Being in the right state of mind and grounding yourself in the present can help you identify and deliver your goals.

The 3-Step Mindfulness Worksheet is deceptively simple but provides a valuable way of practicing mindfulness throughout the day and bringing awareness to the present.

Worksheets for Teachers and Students

Goal setting is crucial to maximize and direct limited resources in education.

However, the teacher’s and student’s states of mind are equally important.

Motivation to learn

Like all of us, students and teachers need to be motivated to meet their goals.

This Self-Directed Speech Worksheet can help you change your self-directed speech and increase voluntary, or autonomous, motivation, which is linked to goal fulfillment (Ryan & Deci, 2018).

There are four steps to this exercise:

  • Name the behavior you would like to change
  • Name your inner voice
  • List words that motivate you
  • List sentences for when things get rough

Changing our inner narrative can be an effective way to motivate ourselves toward achieving personal, exciting goals.

Mindfulness in schools

Focus and attention are hugely important to the completion of goals. The absence of either will lead to an environment of distraction.

The Teaching Kids to Thrive worksheet discusses what mindfulness is and is not.

It helps to provide sufficient distance from disturbing or unwanted thoughts to act and deliver on outcomes.

Goal Planning with Children

Goal-Setting: 20 Templates & Worksheets for Achieving Goals (6)Setting goals for children can be challenging.

(Video) How to achieve any goal using a goal planning worksheet

Lack of focus, ease of distraction, and failing motivation are all possible challenges to overcome.

And yet, children asked to engage in a goal they value are likely to expend more effort and perform better (Koufoudakis, Erwin, Beighle, & Thornton, 2016).

Meaning and Valued Living

An excellent starting point for setting goals with children is to identify what inspires a sense of meaning in their lives.

Start by downloading and working through the three Meaning and Valued Living Exercises.


Children need to gain an understanding of their strengths, along with what they find difficult.

The Self Awareness Worksheet is written for young children but is valuable at any age.

Through helping a child understand what they are good at, what they find hard, and what they like and don’t like, it is possible to define a set of goals that mix strengths and weaknesses.

Goals at any age should be challenging to encourage growth, but not beyond the child’s ability to complete, or they may become disillusioned and give up.

SMART for children

SMART goals are an effective way to direct focus in children.

The Student Goal Setting Worksheet is simple to complete, even for young children. Here is an overview of the questions and statements to consider:

  1. I am good at X.
  2. I am bad at X.
  3. What will I improve?
  4. How will I make these improvements?
  5. If my plan doesn’t work, what will I do?

Working through each of these will help a child understand which goals are important to them.

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2 Templates for Businesses and Employees

Goal setting templates can be a useful base from which to start planning. We share two templates especially applicable to business and employees.

SMART goals for businesses

Many employees are comfortable with the idea of setting SMART goals.

However, despite the familiarity, their value within the work environment is often underestimated.

When taken seriously, SMART goals can motivate employees to succeed beyond their current level of expertise and identify future opportunities for training and development (Clough & Strycharczyk, 2015).

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Visualization of your future

Focusing on positive mental images can prepare and protect our minds, help us cope with change, and increase self-belief.

Mentally working through each step in as much detail as possible—imagining sounds, smells, touch, thoughts, emotions, and physical responses—on our way to hitting goals can feel as real to the mind as actually performing the activity (Clough & Strycharczyk, 2015).

  • Think of what you want to achieve.
  • Imagine completing it successfully.
  • How does it feel? How do you react?
  • What do others look like?
  • How do they react?

Imagine feeling confident, in control, and enjoying the challenge and the moment.


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Worksheets for Achieving Life Goals

What are your dreams? What is important to you? What do you want to accomplish in life?

Document your life goals to provide the focus you need to make hopes and dreams real.

Martin Seligman’s PERMA model helps us to understand the elements of our lives that promote happiness.

Download the PERMA worksheet to understand your five core elements of wellbeing:

P – Positive emotions

E – Engagement

R – Relationships

M – Meaning

A – Accomplishments

A Look at Daily and Weekly Goal Planners

Goal-Setting: 20 Templates & Worksheets for Achieving Goals (9)Having a physical copy of your life goals and the daily and weekly goals that work toward it can make them more real.

Review and change the goals over time, in line with your situation, your feelings, and what you want.

The Create a Legend Life Planner is available from Amazon and provides a high-quality home for your life goals.

The 90 Day Smart Goal Planner Calendar & Journal is also available from Amazon and uses SMART goals to target what you want to complete and change over the next three months.

A Take-Home Message

Imagine acting on the dreams that you keep tucked away, the ones that seem too big or too personal to share.

Make them real. Write them down as goals.

Let them inspire you and transform the world around you. Use goals to become the best possible you.

So, go ahead, take the resources from this article and identify significant goals that excite you. Break them down, define them as SMART goals, and turn them into something realistic and achievable.

By crafting them into something tangible and working through the individual actions, you will grow into the person you need to be to complete them.

Goal setting provides you with a means to navigate through a complex world and will encourage your long-term persistence.

Don’t let your goals remain a list of wishes.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article. Don’t forget to download our three Goal Achievement Exercises for free.


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Goal-Setting: 20 Templates & Worksheets for Achieving Goals? ›

Your goal-setting template should include all of the steps that you need to take in order to reach your goal, as well as any resources that you may need. It's important to be as detailed as possible when creating your template, as this will help you stay organized and motivated.

How do you fill out a goal setting worksheet? ›

How to fill out a goal setting worksheet
  1. Set the goal. Think of what you want to achieve, how to measure it, whether or not it is reasonable, if it is relevant to your bigger picture, and by when you want to achieve it. ...
  2. Ask yourself why it matters. ...
  3. Identify any obstacles. ...
  4. List action items. ...
  5. Be a SMART goal setter.
Nov 14, 2019

What are the 10 steps of goal setting and achievement can you follow them? ›

  • Set your goal. ...
  • Write down your goal. ...
  • Establish a deadline for the achievement of your goal. ...
  • Determine all the ways you will benefit from achieving the goal. ...
  • Identify what stands between you and your goal. ...
  • Design an action plan for accomplishing your goal. ...
  • Visualize your goal as already having been accomplished.
Apr 21, 2015

What is a goal setting template? ›

Your goal-setting template should include all of the steps that you need to take in order to reach your goal, as well as any resources that you may need. It's important to be as detailed as possible when creating your template, as this will help you stay organized and motivated.

How do you set a list of goals? ›

  1. Decide. Think of something you want to do or work towards. ...
  2. Write it down. Carefully. ...
  3. Tell someone. Telling someone we know about our goals also seems to increase the likelihood that we will stick at them.
  4. Break your goal down. This is especially important for big goals. ...
  5. Plan your first step. ...
  6. Keep going. ...
  7. Celebrate.

What is a SMART goal worksheet? ›


Goals are designed to help you identify if what you want to achieve is realistic and determine a deadline. When writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals use concise language, but include relevant information. These are designed to help you succeed, so be positive when answering the questions.

What is a realistic goal example? ›

So if your big ambition is to stop drinking altogether, then your realistic goal could be: “I will have a drink-free day tomorrow.” This is a good realistic goal because it's something you can do immediately, but turning it into a regular thing will help you build steadily towards your big ambition.

How do you write a goal formula? ›

  1. Specific:
  2. Measurable:
  3. Attainable:
  4. Relevant and.
  5. Realistic:
  6. Time bound: By when will you accomplish this goal?

What are the 12 steps in goal setting? ›

12 Steps to Set and Achieve Any Goal
  • Have a Desire: What Do You Really Want?
  • Believe That Your Goal is Achievable.
  • Write Your Goal Down.
  • Determine Your Starting Point.
  • Determine Why You Want It.
  • Set a Deadline.
  • Identify the Obstacles in Your Way.
  • Determine the Additional Knowledge and Skills You Need.

What are the 4 P's of goal setting? ›

When establishing goals, it is important to remember the Four P's of goal setting. They need to be positive, personal, possible, and prioritized. When you are creating goals, remember to make sure that they are positive.

What is the golden rule for goal setting? ›

Set Specific Goals

Your goal must be clear and well defined. Vague or generalized goals are unhelpful because they don't provide sufficient direction. Remember, you need goals to show you the way. Make it as easy as you can to get where you want to go by defining precisely where you want to end up.

What are the 5 R's of goal setting? ›

Avoid simply focusing on setting resolutions and turn your attention to the “five Rs” of resolutions: results, reasons, reflections, resources and responsibilities.

How do I create a personal goal list? ›

First consider what you want to achieve, and then commit to it. Set SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals that motivate you and write them down to make them feel tangible. Then plan the steps you must take to realize your goal, and cross off each one as you work through them.

What is a SMART goal template? ›

A SMART goal meets the criteria of the terms of the acronym SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound.

How to write smart goals worksheet? ›

  1. S Specific. What am I going to do? Why is this important to me?
  2. M Measurable. How will I measure my success? How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
  3. A Attainable. What will I do to achieve this goal? How will I accomplish this goal?
  4. R Relevant. Is this goal worthwhile? ...
  5. Time-Bound. When will I accomplish my goal?

What are 100 life goals? ›

100 Life Goals Ideas
  • Become an inspiration to others.
  • Master a difficult skill.
  • Become a thought leader in your industry.
  • Get promoted to an executive role at your company.
  • Learn about how to become a millionaire.
  • Go on a trip around the world.
  • Travel to your dream country.
  • Double your personal income.

What are the 7 strategies for setting goals effectively? ›

The 7 keys to setting effective goals
  • Set your goal. Many of us fail at this first step – by focusing on too many things and not stopping to think about whether any of these goals might ultimately make us happier. ...
  • Make a plan. ...
  • Commit to achieving it. ...
  • Reward yourself. ...
  • Share your goal. ...
  • Seek out feedback. ...
  • Stick to your goal.
Dec 13, 2017

What are the 7 smarter goals? ›

The process of S.M.A.R.T.E.R goal-setting follows the acronym, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound, Evaluate, and Reward.

What is an example of a goal? ›

Examples of goals include: I want to become known as an expert in business strategy. I will commit to my career development and learn how to increase sales. I want to be more confident.

What is the first step to success? ›

Setting the goal is the first step on the road to success, regardless of how difficult the circumstances are.

What are the 5 smart goals? ›

Setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) objectives is a good way to plan the steps to meet the long-term goals in your grant.

What are the 4 goal categories? ›

Goals can be separated into four types of organizational categories.
  • Time-based goals.
  • Performance-based goals. Performance-based goals are short-term objectives set for specific duties or tasks. ...
  • Quantitative vs. qualitative goals. ...
  • Outcome- vs. process-oriented goals.

How do you write a simple goal statement? ›

How do I write a personal goal statement?
  1. Focus on your passions.
  2. Understand what your goal entails.
  3. Visualize the future you want.
  4. Use the SMART method of goal setting.
  5. Make an action plan.
  6. Be flexible.
Jul 20, 2022

How do you start a goal sentence? ›

An example of a SMART-goal statement might look like this: Our goal is to [quantifiable objective] by [timeframe or deadline]. [Key players or teams] will accomplish this goal by [what steps you'll take to achieve the goal]. Accomplishing this goal will [result or benefit].

What is the 5 4 3 2 1 goal setting method? ›

So what exactly is the 5-4-3-2-1 goal setting method? You basically set up goals for 5 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days and the next hour.

What is the 1 3 5 goal setting method? ›

The 1-3-5 framework has you starting with a goal then breaking that goal into 3 priorities, and 5 strategies for each priority. The goal and priorities should be measurable targets; while the strategies are your plans to achieve each priority. If all 3 priorities are met, then your goal should be attained.

What are five 5 aspects of goal setting in any order? ›

The 5 Principles of Goal Setting Theory
  • Clarity. Your goal should be clear and well-defined. ...
  • A Sense of Challenge. Your goal should be achievable but it should also stretch you. ...
  • Commitment. It seems obvious, but to successfully achieve your goals you need to be fully committed to them. ...
  • Getting Feedback. ...
  • Managing Complexity.
Jun 21, 2018

What are the first 4 steps to setting and achieving goals? ›

I would like to provide my top 4 tips for setting and reaching goals :
  1. STEP 1: Do The Research.
  2. Step 2: Write SMT Goals (yes SMT not SMART)
  3. Step 3: Get Started.
  4. Step 4: Achieve and Repeat.
Feb 7, 2019

What are the 4 C's vs the 4 P's? ›

The 4Ps of product, price, place, and promotion refer to the products your company is offering and how to get them into the hands of the consumer. The 4Cs refer to stakeholders, costs, communication, and distribution channels which are all different aspects of how your company functions.

What is the 80 20 goal setting rule? ›

The 80-20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is a familiar saying that asserts that 80% of outcomes (or outputs) result from 20% of all causes (or inputs) for any given event. In business, a goal of the 80-20 rule is to identify inputs that are potentially the most productive and make them the priority.

What is the goal line rule? ›

A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no offence has been committed by the team scoring the goal.

What are the six F's goal setting? ›

Step 1: Take the 6 F's, Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances, Friends and Fun and list them on a sheet of paper or in a document on your computer or pad device.

What are the six suggestions for setting goals? ›

What goals have you set for your business?
  • Recognise the importance of having goals. ...
  • Write down your goals. ...
  • Use SMART goals. ...
  • Use a detailed Action Plan. ...
  • Develop self-discipline and focus on implementation. ...
  • Review your goals regularly.

What are the 6 main steps to setting effective goals? ›

6 Steps for Effective Goal Planning
  • Step 1: Brainstorm. Jot down all of your goals, dreams, and desires with no judgment.
  • Step 2: Edit Your Notes. ...
  • Step 3: Find Your Mantra. ...
  • Step 4: Write a Narrative. ...
  • Step 5: Vision Board. ...
  • Step 6: Take Action.
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How do you set daily and weekly goals? ›

How to set daily goals (and achieve them)
  1. Prioritize your goals. You can't develop an effective daily plan when you don't know what your end-goals are. ...
  2. Make SMART goals daily. ...
  3. Plan ahead & write them out. ...
  4. Less is more. ...
  5. Schedule time for your goals. ...
  6. Turn recurring daily goals into habits. ...
  7. Track your goals.
May 26, 2022

What are the 3 steps to starting to set personal goals? ›

3 Steps to Achieving Your Goals – and Making Your Vision a...
  • Step 1: Dream. If you can't picture it, you can't reach it. ...
  • Step 2: Plan. Now that you have your clear vision, it's time to determine what outcomes or goals you need. ...
  • Step 3: Act.
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What are the 2 main types of goals? ›

Generally, goals are categorized as either long-term or short-term.

How do I make my own goal planner? ›

First consider what you want to achieve, and then commit to it. Set SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals that motivate you and write them down to make them feel tangible. Then plan the steps you must take to realize your goal, and cross off each one as you work through them.

How do you make a smart goal worksheet? ›

  1. S Specific. What am I going to do? Why is this important to me?
  2. M Measurable. How will I measure my success? How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
  3. A Attainable. What will I do to achieve this goal? How will I accomplish this goal?
  4. R Relevant. Is this goal worthwhile? ...
  5. Time-Bound. When will I accomplish my goal?

How do you create a goal notebook? ›

Here's a step-by-step guide for using journaling to set your goals:
  1. Free write to identify your goals. ...
  2. Write statements to make your goals tangible. ...
  3. Rank your goals, prioritize them and create a schedule. ...
  4. Keep track of the work you do to attain your goals. ...
  5. Expand on your goals as you make progress.
Jun 24, 2022

What are the 7 C's of goal setting? ›

(1) A clear CONCEPTION of what we want, a vivid vision, a goal clearly imagined. (2) A strong CONFIDENCE that we can attain that goal. (3) A focused CONCENTRATION on what it takes to reach our goal. (4) A stubborn CONSISTENCY in pursuing our vision.

What is an example of a goal statement? ›

Example personal goal statements

I will become the director of research operations at my company within the next five years. To do this, I will develop my administration and leadership skills and build a positive relationship with the research teams.”

What is a SMART goal checklist? ›

Setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) objectives is a good way to plan the steps to meet the long-term goals in your grant.

What is an example of a goal and objective? ›

“For example, if your goal is to increase sales by 20 percent, you would measure this by tracking sales figures over time. If your objective is to make 100 sales calls this week, you would measure this by tracking the number of sales calls made.”


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