HOW TO PLAN YOUR GOALS AND LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

How to Plan Your Goals and Live Your Best Life - Goal Planning and How to Make Your Goals Succeed - Includes 7 Free Printables by Ellabella Designs

Updated for 2019!!

It's a new year and what better opportunity to evaluate where you are in life and reconnect with and clarify your values, dreams, and goals!

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It can be a powerful process, and it is the first step to making this your best year yet!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GOAL SETTING?

Many people don’t know what they want in life or have a direction of where they want to go and what they want to achieve. When you stop to set goals and think about what you want, you start creating a path to living your best life.

Goal setting gives you focus, shapes your dreams, and helps you achieve your highest potential. Goals motivate you and give you the drive you need to take action. They help unearth and identify what is truly important to you.

7 STEPS TO START SETTING YOUR GOALS


How to Plan Your Goals and Live Your Best Life - Goal Planning and How to Make Your Goals Succeed - Includes 7 Free Printables by Ellabella Designs

GOAL PLANNING QUESTIONS

Here are 12 questions to help you get started on planning your goals. Print out the Goal Planning Worksheet included in the printable bundle (see below) and write your answers down.

1. What matters the most to you in your life, what are your priorities? Be sure to align your goals with what matters most to you. Consider making a personal mission statement for yourself.

2. What is the one word you would choose to be your focus/theme for this year? Explain your choice.

3. What would you be the most happy about completing this year?

4. What major indulgence would you be willing to experience this year?

5. What would you most like to change about yourself this year?

6. What one talent are you willing to explore this year?

7. What is one thing you'd like to learn this year?

8. What brings you the most joy and how are you going to have more of that this year?

9. What do you want most in your life and career? Imagine the life and career you want.

10. What do you think your biggest risk will be this year?

11. What is one bad habit you would like to break this year?

12. If you are married, in a relationship, or have children, what would you change in your relationship?

S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

Create your goals using the above questions as a guide and list them on the worksheet included in the printable bundle.

One of the things to ask yourself while going through the Goal Planning Worksheet is, are they S.M.A.R.T. goals? Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.

How to Plan Your Goals and Live Your Best Life - Goal Planning and How to Make Your Goals Succeed - Includes 7 Free Printables by Ellabella Designs

ACCOMPLISHING YOUR GOALS

Once you have your goals in place, take some time to come up with a plan as to how you are going to accomplish them throughout the year. What are the steps you need to take to achieve these goals?

Write down the specific steps you need to take, then break them down even further into bite-size pieces, and follow through with them by creating a deadline.

Related: How to Use a Planner to Organize Your Life and Stop the Overwhelm

Next, come up with one word for the year that will keep you focused. Print up your One Word and display it somewhere prominent so you can be reminded throughout the year what you want to focus on.

USE A PLANNER

Once you are clear on your goals, set up an action plan for the year ahead. I use a planner to sort out my goals and plan my steps to achieve them!

Check out how I did that here: How to Use a Planner to Organize Your Life and Stop the Overwhelm.

I have a 60-Page Printable Planner Pack available in the shop!


CONCLUSION
There are endless possibilities of what you can accomplish. What if you can do whatever you want? What do you want to achieve? What do you want to see, do, and experience in your life? Set your goals, make them happen, and watch as you create your best life ever.

The hardest part is just starting. You have your plan, now take action. Don’t wait until everything is perfect - start now! It’s about progress, not perfection.

So what dreams will you be chasing? I’d love to hear from you! Connect with us on Instagram @ellabella.designs or Facebook @ellabelladesignsbyann and be sure to follow us on Pinterest!

You deserve the life you want! You can make your dreams happen, just take the first step!

GOAL WORKSHEET PRINTABLE BUNDLE

To make the most of this exercise, I have created a Goal Worksheet Printable Bundle to help you create and accomplish your goals.  Print it out today and start setting those goals!

Sign up below to receive access to the Goal Worksheet Printable Bundle today and 60+ other printables available only to newsletter subscribers.

How to Plan Your Goals and Live Your Best Life - Goal Planning and How to Make Your Goals Succeed - Includes 7 Free Printables by Ellabella Designs



The bundle includes:

  • Goal Planning Overview for 2019
  • Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Goal Planning Worksheet
  • Goals List, Steps, & Deadline
  • Goal Planning Calendar
  • Note Sheet
  • One Word for 2019
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