I’m soo happy you have taken interest in the goal setting system! Since writing I’ve gone to town on mine and absolutely LOVE IT!! It’s really helped me feel SO MUCH MORE in control of my future, in a doable way!!
Here is the goal sheet! It is super simple as you can see, but highly effective. I will share with you how I have used it and you can adapt it to your own situation and needs.
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Across the top you can put up to 5 goals. Mine were: fitness, finance, gifts (two projects I am working on), write (finishing my grandma’s story), and clean (want a cleaner house!) OK, maybe some of you have already conquered all these – don’t laugh! I actually made a second sheet of to-do’s that were more ‘invisible’ but even more important to me in the long run – things like being kind to others and giving my children the time and attention they need! My husband suggests not taking on more than 5 goals but I feel the second sheet is more just a running tally of things I already do that matter to me – just to be sure they keep working!
So I took the first column, “Fit”, and tallied how many points I could get on “Fit” in a day. The total was 5: 1 for counting calories that day, 1 for exercising that day, 1 for reading something inspiring on health and fitness that day, 1 for visualizing my goal achieved, 1 for getting to bed before midnight! If I do them all I get a 5 out of 5!! So far I’ve got mostly 3 out of 5!! Good start anyway! 🙂
(I’ve kept my long term goals with each of these ‘short-term to-do goal points’ on blank pages behind this chart in my goal binder so each night I can just glance over them and quickly tally up my points for the day.)
Fitness and Finance really have the same formula for success right? So the next goal on my sheet, “finance” gets 1 point for writing down what I spent that day, 1 point for using cash, 1 point for reading something inspiring about wise finance, etc……
At the end of each day you can tally up how you did on each goal and then add the total together to see how you did overall that day!! My highest this week was 16 1/2 out of 21 points possible! (Hey, I’m a busy mom, perfection’s quite out of reach! I thought my score was a great beginning!!)
I take Sundays off from keeping track – my day of rest! (I may even need to take Saturdays off they are so crazy around here!) It re-energizes me for the new week!
This has been so exciting and helped me manage more facets of life more distinctly and wisely in more doable way already! My husband suggests that when you reach a 5 each day in one goal for 3 weeks you have formed a habit to keep and you can take on a new goal. You can totally get creative and do what works for you!!! In fact, I’d love to hear about what is or has been successful for you today or in the past when it comes to achieving your dreams!!
I’ve found already that I do not care so much about the total points at the end of a day as the sense of achievement I have gained from keeping track and keeping focused!! I am SO grateful to be able remind myself of the little steps I must take each day in order to achieve the big dreams I have by reporting in this way!! Helps me keep focused and keep moving forward!!
So here I am, off to my goal-keeping!!
Tons of Love and best wishes to you in your New YEAR!!! It’s a brand new life ahead!!