This free goal setting template is great for setting goals and using in different areas of your life.
Thinking about what you would like to accomplish next year? I do not make resolutions, but I do set goals throughout the year. This goal setting template that I made on Excel last year has really helped me stay focused on what I want to achieve.
I love that it allows me to plan goals for the different areas of my life because I believe that I should always be looking for ways to be better and improve. I also waste less time because I can spend time on the things and actions that will move me forward. As you know, how we choose to spend time is the one thing we can control in our efforts to spend it wisely.
This Goal Setting Planner Template is what I use when making my goals for the year. I changed it a bit from the prior 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?
Ah! I'm sucker for planners, lists, stationary, and spreadsheets. We use SMART goals at work, too.
Me too Gracielle I just LOVE stationary!
I so need this! I'm going to print this out when I get home!
Thanks for taking the time to make this! May I suggest changing this - "Free Printable Goal Setting Form ==> goals (1).png" to "Free Printable Goal Setting Form ==> goals.pdf"? I almost didn't download it bc printing images instead of pdfs is a pain! Thx!
Yes, I changed it and thank you so much for the suggestion Diane!
I love the SMART system. It's.. well.. it's smart.
I'm so great when I have templates and lists. Otherwise, it's just a jumble in my head.
Yes me too Tamara. I write down many things on my planner sheets - really helps me stay focused.
Just what I was looking for - Thank you!
You are welcome Sonia! 🙂