Tag Archives: New Year’s

Resource: Goal Setting Printables from Think.Make.Share.

Need a little help thinking of bucket list ideas? Hallmark’s Think.Make.Share. blog has two free printable resources for you. The first is called “2015 Bucket List” and has prompts to list things you want to do this year in the categories of “2 Do,” “2 See,” and “2 Try.” The second is titled “Goals 2015” and has categories for “At Home,” “At Work,” and “For Balance.”

Click here to go to the blog and get the downloads.

Resource: Science-Based Goal Setting Worksheet

First page of Science of Goal Setting worksheet, showing the Goal Wheel / Click to go to the worksheet and instructions by Vanessa Van Edwards (scienceofpeople.com)

Science of Goal Setting worksheet, with the Goal Wheel – Click to go to the worksheet and instructions by Vanessa Van Edwards (scienceofpeople.com)

I’ve already written about the SMART goal technique for writing Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely goals. Since then, I’ve found something similar, that also includes an assessment to help you focus on what goals would most benefit you at this time.

This technique comes from Vanessa Van Edwards at the Science of People. She has also created a worksheet that you can use, but since it does not include explanations, it’s best to first read the instructions in the post titled The Science of Goals, and then use the worksheet.

This goal setting technique is broken down into 10 steps:

  1. Check your emotional temperature (using the Goal Wheel in the worksheet)
  2. Think about what you want your legacy to be
  3. Take ownership/set an intention
  4. Pick an outcome + process
  5. Set MAC Daddy goals (this is similar to the SMART goal concept)
  6. Write it down
  7. Identify blockers
  8. Make your map
  9. Get accountability
  10. Revise, practice, revise
    Bonus: Identify a theme

Go check out the Science of Goals post and worksheet, and let me know if you find it useful or if you have another method you use to help you reach your goals.

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