How Goal Worksheet Works
Review this sample worksheet and learn why this approach works
1. Paint a picture
Instead of writing your goal as a task on a ToDo list, imagine what it would be like to reach your objective. Paint a mental picture of the end result and write it out in present tense, including the emotions you would feel upon reaching your goal.
2. State the purpose
To ignite motivation and increase your chances of success, you have to know why achieving this goal is important to you. A goal without a supporting purpose will not have much power to drive you to action.
3. Prove the goal attainable
You have to know that reaching this goal is something you can do; otherwise you are not likely to give your best effort. Listing the reasons why you can attain your goal brings it much closer to reality in your mind.
5. Reward yourself
Reaching your goal is a big accomplishment and merits a reward. Write something that you will do for yourself upon attining your goal and having some reward to look forward to will serve as additional motivation along the way.
4. Make your action plan
For obvious reasons, this is a critical step. You must have an action plan for how you are going to reach this goal or it will never come into reality. Write our the things that have to happen in order for your goal to be attained.
The check boxes are divided into four sections for those tasks that are completed in parts.
Tip: Mix in visualization
Review your worksheet often, mainly re-reading the first section. When you do, bring up the mental picture of your goal attained and live in it for a few minutes involving your senses. What do you see? What do you hear? How do you feel? Make it as vivid as possible. This process is guaranteed to bring your goal closer to reality.
Goal Setting Resources
Try these books as additional tools to further increase your power of goal setting