It always surprises me when I meet folks that don’t set goals or use a daily to do checklist. Using these two tools help you know where you’re going and figure out the best way to get there. If you don’t set goals or plan out a daily to do list, give it a try. It doesn’t take long to do and will help you get organized, save time and reduce stress. I’ve created these free printable goal setting worksheets for you.
Even knowing how much more smoothly my work and personal life operate when I set goals and plan my daily tasks, I get lazy sometimes or get overwhelmed and don’t use them. When that happens I find that I’m much less efficient in every aspect of my life and much more stressed. I’ve been much more faithful in using daily to do lists, like my Daily To Do List Printable for Sticky Notes.
And now I’m recommitting to setting goals regularly.
Printable Goal Setting Worksheets
Why Set Goals
- Allows you to focus on what’s important to you, your values, what you want to do and where you want to go.
- Allows you to plan how to accomplish those goals.
- Allows you to measure your progress towards your goals.
- Helps you stay focused on what’s important to you and not let life distract you.
- Helps keep you motivated.
Useful Goals Need to Be
- Realistic – I probably will never be 6 feet tall, but I can train to run a marathon. (Ugh, how about 3 miles?!)
- Specific – Doing well at work is everyone’s goal, but how do you know how to accomplish that? Setting a goal of completing the office payroll on-time is specific.
- Measurable – A goal of being a better person is admirable but you’ll never know if you’ve accomplished it. Set goals that you can measure.
- Time Limited – Set a realistic time limit for your goal – a day, a week, a month, a quarter, a year. Just make sure it’s realistic and motivational.
- Agreed Upon – If you’re working with others on this goal, everyone must agree on it or you’ll be dragging them along rather than working with them.
Download your free copy of the Goal Setting Log so that you can set your goals now. Depending on your goals and your personal organization style, you may want to use a different goal setting log for different aspects of your life. Or you may find it more helpful to put all your goals on one sheet. Use the log in the manner that is most helpful for you. If you’re not sure, then try both ways and see which you prefer.
No matter how great your memory is, life gets in the way of what we plan to do each day. Using a daily to do checklist helps keep you focused on the tasks that you need to accomplish. Download your free copy of my Daily To Do Checklist and print out multiple copies so that you can use one each day to work towards your daily tasks and the goals that you’ve set.
Are you a goal setter? Do you write down your daily tasks? What tips do you have that work well for you? Be sure to grab your copy of these free printable goal setting worksheets. Here’s to a successful and focused new year!