It’s crazy to think 2016 is coming to an end. No really, it is! It’s like in five days!
Have you taken a look at the goals you set at the beginning of the year and how you did with achieving them? It can be painful to look back. I know. Sometimes it is so painful, we don’t even want to think about setting new goals because the fear of failing or being in the same place a year from now is so strong.
If you want to increase your chances of succeeding, setting goals and mapping out a plan is so important. If you haven’t set your goals for 2017, it’s not too late. Do it now!
Going into the New Year without a plan is like going on a long hike without knowing how to get to your destination, what supplies you need to pack and what pit stops you need to make along the way.
Don’t go in to 2017 without a plan!
This post is to show you an easy way to get the next year’s goals written down, plus map out 90 day plans to get them achieved!
Why I recommend setting your goals this way
In November, I attended the Planathon given by Amber McCue from Nice Ops and set my goals for 2017, plus goals for the remainder of 2016 and mapped out my 90 day plan following the event.
What has happened since? I’ve completed all, but one goal I had written down for the remainder of 2016, so I’m excited to implement this for my 2017 plan, plus share this process with you.
How it works
Goals for the next year:
(1) Write down 3 – 5 words or phrases that will keep you on track and motivate you. (For example, I am determined. I am productive. I am focused.)
(2) Write down the 3 – 5 top goals you want to accomplish in 2017. Make them SMART.
Write down the goals you are working towards accomplishing as long as they are realistic and you are willing to put the right amount of work in to achieve them. Don’t set yourself up for failure, but also don’t wimp out on me and not reach to far. You feel me? A lot can happen in a year.
If you are getting stuck, do a brainstorming session. Grab a blank piece of paper and write down every goal you can think of – big or small, personal or business related. Once you finish, circle 3 – 5 priority goals for 2017. Square any goals that lead to the priority goals.
(3) Next to each goal write down the date you will complete it by, plus your target monetary value where applicable.
(4) Write down what you are willing to give or what you’re willing to do to attain your goals. (For example, I will join a paid mastermind group, I will invest in a business coach, I will hire a babysitter twice a week, I will organize with my spouse when I’ll be working at the beginning of every month, etc.)
Here’s an example of a goal I set in October and accomplished:
Goal Achieved! BAM!
90 Day Planning
In order to smash big goals, we need to break them down in to bite size, smaller goals. We can do this with a 90 day plan. Write down the goal you are working toward and list what needs to happen in the next 30, 60 and 90 days in order to complete it. Remember to keep your goals SMART.
More Goal Winning Tips
- Done is better than perfect. Get into activity and create momentum.
- Start today and build on your successes no matter how small they are.
- Set goals in the Good, Great, Awesome format. We are striving to achieve the Great goal. This gives us milestones to stay on track and sets us up so we’re not disappointed.
- Don’t set too many BIG goals. This just sets us up for disappointment. Be realistic.
- Look at your goals daily and visualize achieving them.
- Find an accountability partner, group or mastermind who will support you.
- Celebrate your successes – big or small!
Ready to set your own goals? I’ve created a 2017 Goal Sheet + 90 Day Plan Sheet to help you implement this process. Download your worksheets below.