Learn How to Set Goals with These Five Free Goal-Setting Resources
Goal setting can be an overwhelming process. If you fail to write your goal properly, your likelihood of actually accomplishing that goal is significantly decreased.
So where should you start?
First, we think this SMART Goal Setting video from our LeadershipYOU MOOC will help you better understand what a SMART Goal is and how to craft one for yourself.
We also wrote a blog all about SMART Goals and why this method is so effective. Read this, and then head on back and choose one of the following goal setting worksheets that we compiled to make your SMART Goal writing process a success.
Free SMART Goal Writing Resources:
1. “SMART Goal Setting Worksheet” from LeadershipYOU
We created this goal setting worksheet to give you a starting point when writing your SMART Goal. This simple guide is very easy-to-follow and has guiding questions built in to help steer you in the right SMART Goals direction.
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2. “Is Your Goal Really a SMART Goal” from LeadershipYOU
This goal setting worksheet will help you identify whether or not your goal is a SMART Goal. The simple questions on this goal setting resource will guide you in ensuring your goal has the criteria to qualify it as a true SMART Goal.Invalid download ID.
3. “How to Set Goals and Achieve Them” from The Budget Mama
We like this one because the goal setting printable has a place to address stumbling blocks and challenges. We also love the action item component of this resource. There’s also a target date and a completion date column; after all, keeping yourself on track when setting goals is essential.
4. “Your SMART Goals Guide” from SMARTGoalsGuide.com
This goal setting resource might be the most simple to understand of all that we searched. We like this one because it has examples, very easy to follow prompts. Seeing examples throughout the goal-setting guide will surely help in creating a SMART Goal that will be easy to track.
5. “SMART Goal Setting Worksheet” from Project Management Skills
We like this resource because of its easy-to-follow format. It is straightforward and there is very little “fluff” in this resource. It is clear through the look and feel as well as the content of this resource that it was written by project managers.
We are hoping these resources help you in creating the very best, most effective SMART Goals possible.
Stay tuned for more goal setting resources!