Goal Setting Worksheet Strategies: Five Key Ways To Use A Worksheet In The Goal Setting Process
Are you using a worksheet to set goals? There are many different versions of those types of worksheets, but that large number of ideas can be challenging. Not all worksheets are suitable for everyone.
It helps to know how you plan to use them, because once you know, you will also know which ones are the most suitable for you, and even how to make your own. So read on to find out the key ways to use them.
They are a great resource for every part of the goal setting process, from determining your core values to mapping your goals and creating individual action steps. So here are the five key ways to use such a worksheet as you go through the goal setting process:
1) Determine your core values
Write down your top values and then eliminate them by crossing out the ones that are somewhat negotiable, until you are left with the top five values that you can’t live without. Then order from 1 to 5.
2) Match your values to your goals
Find out what you want, and then check to see if the goals of your intent are aligned with your core values. If not, try another goal or find ways to make the goal better fit your core values. Make sure to be honest here. Don’t fool yourself.
3) Make your goals seductive
Write down the things that you will be able to enjoy when you have reached your goals. Think about them in great detail, in sensory terms, one at a time. Bring each one of them to life. Taste it, smell it and imagine what it will feel like to have what you are working on. You can even add a checklist to create reminder note cards that you can take with you wherever you go.
4) Reduce your goals to size
Big, bold goals can be motivating, but they can also be very intimidating. Don’t let that stop you. Use your goal setting worksheets to narrow down your big goals to size.
What does that mean? It means that you create specific action steps for each of them. Remember that famous Chinese quote about the 1000 mile road that begins with the first step? That’s what you should like. Write a first step for each of your goals. Then another. Then another. Write as many as you can think of, but don’t stress if you can’t think of more than the first or two. The third step will be obvious once you have completed steps one and two.
5) Schedule your first steps
In the last goal setting worksheet, you need to schedule your action steps. In fact, make it a checklist where you can cross off the steps you’ve taken. And even if it’s not a worksheet, don’t ignore your calendar. Whatever you use, a PDA or an old-fashioned weekly glance calendar, schedule your steps and you’re on your way.