Goals come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tangible things, like detoxing your closet. Others are more abstract, like learning how to be present in the here and now. Some are aspirational, such as mastering ways to advance your career. Often, we have many of these goals in the back of our minds at any given time. But sometimes we need help setting out an actionable plan for how to achieve them.
Download this free goal setting worksheet to help keep yourself on track, and never forget to measure your self-development progress to keep your motivation going.
The Process of Setting Goals
We’ve broken the worksheet down into short-term and long-term goals, because hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Goals may seem unattainable when looking at the big picture when, in reality, there are many small milestones to reach along the way. There are little victories you should always celebrate.
How to Use This Worksheet
How you use this worksheet is up to you. Some people choose to set their long-term goals first and work backward to set smaller goals that add up to the larger culmination.
Others prefer to start small, with goals like “Rock the presentation I’m giving on Friday.” There’s no wrong way to go about it. Your goals are unique to you.
Print out as many copies of the worksheet as you need and complete them as you feel necessary. With goal setting, consistency is key. If you don’t reach every goal every week, don’t stress. No one reaches perfection 100% of the time, and that’s okay. The key is to keep pushing on and making progress.
Some goals are more challenging than others. For me, folding my laundry every week is one of the most difficult things to do. For others, it might be remembering to squeeze in time every day for mini-meditation sessions. Whatever your goals are, stick to them.
Why Writing Things Down Helps
It’s easy to keep a list of goals in your head, but with so many, it’s easy to forget the little steps you need to take to get there. Additionally, we’re all busy. Some days you might seem so rushed that your weekly goal slips your mind. I get it.
When you have your goals written down on paper, it allows you to implement better time management strategies, the key to goal setting. As you glance at your worksheet every day, it will jog your memory of the things you need to do to achieve your aspirations.
So go on, GR8NESS readers, start mapping out your goals today.