This Goal Setting Planner Template is what I use when making my goals for the year. I changed it a bit from last year, because I wanted to be able to list goals in different areas of my life. I set goals for my personal life, my finances, my health and even for travel.
I used an excel spreadsheet to make a format that worked for me.
First, I list the different areas that I want to improve and these help me in many ways. I find that by putting my goals in writing, it actually makes me more accountable. It also helps in decision-making, prioritizing and in calendar planning.
As I have mentioned before, it is important that goals are SMART:
S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Relevant
T = Time Related
You can find more about the SMART system here.
Here is an example of how I set up my planning sheet. I will have different sections and below, I will set and organize my goals. For example, under Finance, I want to save $200 over by the middle of the year. I use the column on the right, when I have scheduled a routine or process that will help me meet each goal. The Due column is a self-imposed deadline for meeting my goal.
I keep a copy in my planner. The same sheet can be used for 5 year goals or even monthly goals. It really makes a difference in your life when you write them down and commit to what you want to achieve.
Free Printable Goal Setting Form ==> goals (1).pdf
What is one goal you have set for yourself this year?