Are you ready to get down to business and tackle your goals for the new year? I love using this insert to start out my goal planning. When you have a goal in mind this one insert will allow you to write down that goal, set up action steps, create mini goals and declare your goal why! This is a great way to look at your goal setting, because as you start diving into goal planning it is important to be able to write down and work towards that goal with it right in front of you.
Features of the Goal Planning Insert:
- 5″ x 7″ pages (in the medium size, comes in XL as well).
- 26 useable pages
- thick paper perfect for almost any pen
- Heavier cover printed in the pattern of your choice with title on cover
- Saddle stitched in the spine for a secure book to slide in your lifestyle organizer cover
Four Steps For Setting Up Your Goal Planning Insert
1. Set the Ultimate Goal: This is where you are going to list your BHSG (Big Hairy Scary Goal), so that you can see it in writing. This is a goal that is written out in the S.M.A.R.T format. To be a SMART goal it should be Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. Take a minute to visualize what you want your goal to be and put it in writing so that you can revisit it daily during the time frame you have set the goal.
2. Set small attainable goals to reach the big goal. Time to break it down into bite sized chunks so that reaching the big goal is not as overwhelming. By setting smaller goals you are able to break up the big goal and look at each piece that must be completed in order to reach your big goal. Make sure that each of these small goals are also set within a time frame, and fit into the same SMART structure that you used to pick your big goal in the beginning.
3. This is where you get to create your task list. These are the every day actions steps that you are going to take to move yourself forward with your goals. Each action that you perform in your day to day tasks, should be moving you closer towards your goals. If you are finding that you are doing a whole lot of activity, but you aren’t moving closer to your goal, it is time to re-evaluate what tasks you are doing throughout the day. Are they helping you acheieve your big goal or is it just busy work? Maybe it’s time to eliminate and/or delegate some tasks to others.
4. Know Your Why. Without a definite drive and reason for setting your goals you will find it hard to stay motivated when things get a little bit difficult or if you encounter bumps in the road. By having a clear, documented why to revisit on a daily basis you won’t get very far with your goals. “Your vision should be big enough that it makes you feel at least a little bit uncomfortable.” — Brian P Morgan, Michael Lennington (The 12 Week Year).