How I Set Goals I Can Achieve


As I am making a better of habit of reflecting, I am realizing how important it is to set attainable goals. I know goal setting is something that we all struggle with from time to time, so here are my 3 tips for setting good goals.

My Goal Setting GuidelinesGuidelines for Setting Good Goals

1. Set SMART Goals

Remember that achieving your goals has a lot to do with them being attainable. Make them better (i.e. easier to obtain) by using the SMART acronym.

S – Specific

M – Measurable

A – Attainable

R – Relevant

T – Timely

 2. Write it Down

We all struggle with accountability, especially when it comes to stretching ourselves to achieve something new. Writing down and sharing is one of the best practices to help you attain your goals regularly. After you’ve established what you want to achieve for the month, write it down and consider sharing it with at least one other person to hold you accountable.

 3. Make it Positive

Make each one an active, positive statement. Saying, “I want to travel to another country” leaves much more room for interpretation and lack of achievement than stating, “I will travel to Brazil by 2015.” The key in the phrase is using “will” not “want” and using this statement framework to shape your attitude and determination.

Use this free printable to monitor your progress this month. Let me know how it goes!Goal Setting Worksheet

What are your goals? How do you make them more achievable?

11 thoughts on “How I Set Goals I Can Achieve

    1. Leesha Post author

      Thanks for checking it out, Steph! It’s interesting how all arenas of our lives interconnect, isn’t it? With a background in education, I’ve also had some training with different goal setting techniques and find it nearly all applies in daily life too. I appreciate your input! 🙂

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