It’s almost time for the New Year! 🎉 I’m pretty excited for 2017 and seeing what I can accomplish. Even though you don’t need a new year as an excuse to set yourself some new, awesome goals!
I’ve been thinking and planning out my goals for 2017 and I thought I’d write a post and make some pretty printables for you to use too!
The thing is, I don’t set New Year’s Resolutions because I never accomplish them. I don’t feel connected or committed to them like I do to clearly defined plans and goals.
I feel like the number 1 reason why people fail to achieve their goals is because they aren’t committed; they don’t make ’em a priority. They also don’t set S.M.A.R.T. goals, or make plans for them.
(Pssst, that’s why writing down your goals is important!)
In case you haven’t heard of them, S.M.A.R.T. goals are:
S – Specific (You know exactly what you want to accomplish.)
M – Measurable (Not vague like “lose weight” – instead, “lose X pounds.”)
A – Achievable (Something that you have the power – time, money, skills – to achieve.)
R – Realistic (Something that is within the bounds of reality.)
T – Time-bounded (Have a timeframe such as “March 2017” instead of “someday” or “eventually.”)
Here are a few tips for setting awesome goals for 2017 + free worksheets at the end of the post!Tips for setting awesome goals for 2017 + free worksheets! #newyear #goals Click To Tweet
Don’t set too many yearly goals.
If you set yourself 349,389 goals, you’re over-achieving – in a bad way. When you set too many, how are you going to stay focused, stay on track, or stay motivated? You’re sort of setting yourself up for disappointment there.
What to do instead: Focus on the bigger picture. Let’s say some of your goals are to exercise 5x a week, eat healthier, and lose 20 pounds. What you could do instead is to set 1 goal for losing 20 pounds. Now later on, when you’re breaking that goal down, you can add in the exercising and eating healthy goals.
Create 6 month + monthly goals.
If you want to stay on track all year-long, you’ll want to break your yearly goals down into 6 month and monthly goals. This will ensure that you’re focusing on realistic steps to take and making sure that you stay focused all year and achieve them.
You could also create weekly and/or daily mini-goals, too. That’s what I do. I always say you can never plan too much when you’re trying to achieve a big, scary goal! 🙂
Do regular check-ins to track progress.
Regularly review and track your progress on your goals. Sometimes we grow and change, and our priorities change with us. You might have to change your goals or set new ones – and that’s okay!
Doing regular check-ins ensures that we’re still going after what we want. This also keeps you accountable and lets you know if you need to make changes or work harder toward a specific goal.
Set goals in different areas.
Setting goals for different areas of your life is important. Don’t just set 100% financial goals. Setting goals in every area ensures that you’ll be more well-rounded and balanced. You can set goals in many different areas:
- Personal development
Get your free yearly goal workbook!
The 28 page yearly goals workbook includes:
- goals + priorities brainstorming worksheet
- yearly goals + priorities planning worksheet
- 12 monthly goals worksheets
- weekly + daily goals worksheet (print one whenever you need one!)
- 12 monthly calendar printables
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Question: Do you have any tips for setting yearly goals?