Goal setting worksheets can make getting your hopes and dreams down on paper nice and easy. And it doesn't hurt if the worksheet for your dreams looks the part!
If you're about to make a significant step towards achieving your life's goals surely every detail is important...
Maybe you're a teacher who'd like your students to achieve more of what they're capable of?
Or you could be a coach looking for resources to support your clients...
Or perhaps you're a trainer, or a leader in your organisation...
Or you're a determined man or woman who has decided it's time for action!
That it's time to really seriously start the journey to the future you've imagined!...
Whatever the reason is, you’ve found something unique here… worksheets created by someone who has studied the science in depth at university and also has many years of first-hand experience setting goals.
Below you will find the following beautiful goal setting worksheets:
What's your vision for say... 20 years from now? Have you thought about it?
Well, now is your chance. If you have already done something like this, now could be a good time to even more deeply etch your future vision in your heart. If not, there's no time like the present :-)
The purpose of having a great vision for your future, I think, is more about having SOMETHING exciting to aim at, SOMETHING to gravitate towards, than necessarily actually achieving it all.
Whether or not you reach it all is kind of not the point. In other words, when we aim way above the mark... We hit the mark!
An exciting vision can infuse the present moment with extra hope! It can be like wearing super goggles!
Whatever you create when you fill out this goal setting worksheet can be added to, adjusted, changed, and updated as the days, weeks, months, and years pass. It can be considered a live document. Forever changing as you change.
Are you interested in setting goals in multiple areas of your life?
Maybe your looking to challenge yourself more broadly? Or maybe in a more balanced and patient way?
This worksheet will allow you to think through what you want to achieve in 7 popular and key areas of goal setting.
You might want to print it out and read through the examples below to see which goals feel like something you'd like to shoot for?
These are just a few thoughts about the kinds of goals you might set in each area when using this goal setting worksheet... but of course the ideas here are far from exhaustive...
In fact, I think it's important to set goals based on your own definition and idea of what a social goal, a family goal, or a character goal might be.
The beauty of this goal setting worksheet is you can explore multiple areas, and also explore multiple time frames. It can be a great way of deciding what you might want to focus on straight away, and what for example could take centre stage in a couple of months.
Of course, you don't necessarily need to set goals in all 7 areas. You might want to think of this more as a creative exercise in self-discovery... a tool to work out priorities... or an aid to support planning your year... Feel free to use all these goal setting worksheets in any way you wish!
You no doubt have many roles you play in life. To some you are a close friend, to others you are work friend... you may be a mother, a brother, a daughter, a neighbour, a boss...
It can be powerful to think of just how many people you are connected with and how many people you can have a potentially positive impact on in the course of your life.
The goal setting worksheet above will not only let you think about where you'd like to focus in your relationships... what you'd like to improve... but it'll also raise awareness of how connected you are in the first place.
If you are a people person and you like to think of your goals in terms of how they reach and influence others this may be the goal setting worksheet for you.
If you think for a moment of the people in your life and how they make your life so much better than it would be without them... You do the same for many other people. Even if you don't see them often, those positive connections that you've co-created have a significant influence on your life.
If you're most interested in improving in some way, or enhancing the quality of these connections... or maybe even increasing the number of these connections... then you can use this worksheet to create ideas and motivation towards this.
There is something about the start of a new year...
It seems to naturally lead people to want to make some kind of a fresh start.
You might get a high quality planner for the year...
You start to think about what your new year's resolutions are...
You take a little time off and find yourself thinking about your year ahead...
There is often more than the average motivation and hope around at the beginning of the year... and this is potentially a great opportunity as someone interested in goal setting!
A year can be quite a long time. 365 days. 8760 hours. 525,600 minutes. It makes sense to spend some time thinking about and planning where you'd like to go... what you'd like to change... outcomes you'd be pleased to see...
If you're already doing the new year's resolution thing... then why not upgrade! Using these goal setting worksheets will basically be like having new year's resolutions but better!
You will be naturally using an approach that has the backing of the power of scientific findings in achievement and persistence and it won't feel any more difficult to do...
BUT... the results will, on average, be better!
When using the worksheet above you'll be able to set 5 goals. Feel free to set less and leave some blank or print out two and set more. While using the worksheet above you can bring into focus:
If you agree with De La Soul that "3 is the magic number" then this may be the goal setting worksheet for you.
It might be considered by some as odd to only focus on one goal at a time...
If this is you, and you prefer to do a little multitasking... or multi-focusing... then you can use the "3 main goals right now" worksheet above to zone in on your 3 most important or most imminent goals.
You can bring into focus:
You no doubt have many big dreams and hopes for the future. With all of those in mind there is something significant about choosing the main thing to take on...
Well, this worksheet will help energise you towards something that's important to you... right here, right now.
Of course, this doesn't mean you can't go for multiple goals at the same time. That said, I think having a main focus can be powerful.
So, what do you feel is the most important thing for you to tackle right now? Is there something, that if you were to achieve in the next couple of months, would best open the path wide to the future you desire?
Whatever you decide to focus on... if you start moving in one direction, and you realise a week later than you have more immediate priorities, feel free to be flexible... All progress is good progress!
To make sure your goals are SMART you can use this worksheet.
This article describes how to download the high quality printable PDF. You can use the questions to make sure each goal you set is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timed.
A master of designing buildings is an architect. A master of goal setting is a coach!
Become a master of goal setting for both yourself and others by learning coaching skills, models, and creative activities in this amazing book which includes access to 70 supplementary videos. If you're in the business of supporting the growth, performance, and achievement of others this is a must read!
If you're interested in losing weight or reducing your body fat percentage you might want to use this worksheet.
This article describes how to download the printable PDF. You can choose either a blank version or the version with an example already entered.
Do you want to get on top of your finances ? For example, by increasing savings or income?
This article shows you how to download a spreadsheet that can be used for this.
Has the time come to pay off your debts?
You can get super organised with this spreadsheet and work out exactly where you currently stand debt wise.
You can play around with different time-frames of payment and land at a plan that works for you.
This worksheet has a SMART checker tick list. You can use this worksheet either for yourself, your students, or your clients.
This article describes how to download the printable PDF. Answer the questions to check if your goal is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-framed.
If you're keen to think about the many areas in life you can set personal goals in this worksheet might be useful. You can use this worksheet to brainstorm lots of different ideas. Topics include career, family, friends, health, home, learning, love, money, development, physical, and social.
Read this article to find out how to download the printable PDF.
Would you like to use a worksheet to help you budget you monthly expenses and income?
Having the current reality and cold hard facts lay out in front of us can have a motivational impact and can also unlock creative ideas.
This article will tell you how to download the free spreadsheet.