Goal setting. It is not a huge forte of mine, but I think it’s important. Setting and achieving goals feels GOOD, doesn’t it? That’s why I created a free printable daily goals tracker for you (and lets be honest: me too). I personally like to check off those days and watch myself succeed. It helps me stay motivated and focused. Want the download? Read on, you goal crusher, you.
Even if you’re not a daily goals tracker kinda person, you might want the download anyway. Maybe your kids need to track their reading time. Or maybe just maybe you’ll want that extra page in the download to help you get clear on your goals for the year!
Simple Goal Setting
I love this quote from Ralph Waldon Emerson: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
I just love that quote and it’s zing at the end. Doesn’t it make you want to pursue something with a passion? What are your passions?
Sometimes it’s easy to lose track of your passions in the mundane of everyday life. But I want to encourage you not to be afraid to get after your real passions. After all, nobody else will. Amiright?
I like to set a bit of time aside yearly to organize my thoughts, plan out my goals and refill my cup. It doesn’t have to take much time (though feel free to take as long as you need), but at the end of it I feel energized and focused.
If you’re totally confused by setting goals or don’t know where to start, here are a few simple tips to get you going.
First: Download the printable goals tracker and use the first page to brainstorm everything you want to accomplish. Don’t leave anything off and don’t edit it. Just use it as a brain dump.
Second: Spend a few minutes narrowing down your list. Get serious about what really matters. Pick your top three goals and write them on the sheet.
Third: Now challenge yourself to choose just one goal to focus on from your top three. Write it in the box.
Fourth: Use the daily goals tracker to watch your progress towards that goal!
Set Yourself up for Success
I read recently that about 40% of Americans set new years resolutions, and only 8% end up achieving them. So what is the secret sauce to achieving your goals? Well, it’s actually simple. Their goals anyway. To make your goals achieviable, make sure they are:
Simple & Sensible: Set goals that are clear, relevant and attainable. If you want to get healthy this year, get specific about what that really looks like to you. If you want to save money, pick a target number. Want to become a lawyer? Great. Break that down into something that’s attainable this year.
Measurable & Time Bound: The more measurable your goal, the easier it will be for you to track your progress. And though I say this with a mumble, be sure your goal is time bound. Yes, I procrastinate with the best of them. So having a timeline on your goal will ensure it happens.
FREE Daily Goals Tracker Printable
If you are strict about setting goals or not, one thing we can all agree on: it feels great to watch your progress on achieving goals.
I know you’ll love this free printable daily goals tracker that I’m using to help make new habits stick! I’ve always been a visual person, and having this printable helps me to stay motivated.
I initially made this as a behavior chart for my kiddos. They get to color a chevron each time they help clean toys. It can really be used to track anything from daily reading to brushing teeth.
But why stop there? Use it for tracking exercise, quiet time, drinking water. Whatever it is that you want to achieve, you can track it.
Don’t know what your goal are? No problem. The download comes with a goals brainstorming sheet so you can nail them down.
All you have to do is click the button below to get your printable. Easy peasy!
But the REALLY cool thing about this printable (besides that it is FREE) is that it has 365 chevrons – one for each day of the year.
It’s a way to track workouts, dieting and even healthy self care habits. I can use it to track each day that I write in my gratitude journal. For running, I can write my miles on each heart to make it a miles tracker. Neat, huh?
If you liked this post, you might also want to check out this post about organizing our family schedule. It goes through the three tools I use to keep our busy family organized.
Be sure to pin the image below so you can use this printable again and again! And be sure to share some of your goals for this year with me in the comments below. I’d love to know what you’re up to this year!