Goal Setting Toolkit

It’s that time of year again… time to set our goals. And we have all been told that we need to WRITE them down. But the question is… where do you write them down? We usually put them in our Outlook calendar or  paper based planner. But can we see them?

goal setting toolkit. Wallet size goal setting cardsI have found that this is the biggest challenge, putting our written goals in a common place where we can reference them on a daily basis. If you don’t see them, they will soon be out of sight… and out of mind. We need a tool that will allow us to take our goals with us and always be on. I’ve put my goals in my PDA, but the screen is usually off. When they are in Outlook, they may not always be on the screen.

What will work?

Introducing the Goal Setting Toolkit.

This paper based kit has business card sized reminders that you can take with you in pocket or purse. You can put them on your desk or clip them to your monitor. They can be attached to your dashboard in your car. You can take them almost anywhere.

The kit includes nine different cards for different goal setting needs. You may find that you use many of them or find one particular one that you print over and over. Here is a highlight of some of the cards and common uses for them.

goal setting toolkit. BHAG goal setting cards

The BHAG card. This card is useful for planning your long term goals. With a line for 10 year, 5 year, and one year goals, you’ll find this card is a great starting point for goal setting. Write down a few words that describe where you want to be at each milestone. Take a look at the example card to the left for ideas. The key here is to think and dream BIG! When you can picture where you want to be a few years out it will help you solidify your shorter term goals.

goal setting toolkit my goal setting cards

The My Goal Card: This universal goal setting card will help you remember that most goals need to be specific, measurable, and actionable. To use this card, write down a title for the goal and then write down the specifics. Focusing on the three areas on the card will help you create a goal that is easily accomplished.

Goal setting toolkit. Daily goal setting cards

The Daily Goal Card: Once you have the other goal cards completed the daily goal card is an easy reminder of what needs to be done TODAY. This is a great card to keep with you at all times. Put it on your desk where you can see it. Take it with you in the car. If you see it… you will remember it! This is a great card to print multiple copies of.

Setting Performance Goals: When you have goals such as weight loss that have measurable milestones we have a couple of cards that will help you track your progress. Included are a generic item-results card and a 12 week Goal-Actual card. Also included is the 4 week milestone card along with a weekly reminder and weekly milestone card.

The 48 Minute Card: This card is helpful when used with a 48 minute focused work session. The card is divided into 12 minute sections and is a quick and useful way to plan out a focused work period. Fill in this card before working to help you stay focused for all 48 minutes.

These cards fit easily in pocket or purse and are a great addition to our Walleteer organizer. Download a set today and make sure your new goals are written down and put where you can see them.

For more information on goal setting please refer to our other posts.

Success Goals: Legos and Puzzle Pieces

Goal Setting Strategy: The 4-12-48 Solution

Paint by Number Goals

Goals: Create the Gallery of Your Life

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  2. steve says

    nice, but this too will become lost etc. my advice is to get contact lenses made that have your goals listed on the inside of the lenses so you never lose sight of your goals !

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    We’ve recently launched a website which allows for people to post their goals publicly in a social networking type of manner, you can cheer others on and write comments.

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    Solid Goals-

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  7. ayishah says

    Hi John… .. I have read your post its really interesting !! But the problem is i generally end up on the third step due to the effect of procrastination. I was never able to achieve the targets i used to set which would ultimately lead to depression. in the recent past I have been referring to various motivational sites and reading interesting stuff about the people who have made mark simply by going the extra mile. there is one site i am really fond of going to ..It keeps up my motivation level and helps me achieve the third step too https://www.facebook.com/#!/GoForTheExtraMile i always look fwd to see the updates on it.

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  9. Harry says

    You may want to check out http://www.GoalsOnTrack.com/, a very nicely built web app designed for tracking goals, habits, and todo lists, and supports time tracking too. It’s clear, focused, easy to navigate, and most of all, really works!

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