Achieving success in life is all about reaching your goals. That’s why goal setting has become such an integral part of modern life.
We all know that goal setting is one of the most effective ways to focus and commit to the right activities, but actually implementing goals can be tricky.
Unless your goals are well-defined, action-oriented, and contain clearly outlined steps, not only will your goals lack purpose, you’re also unlikely to follow through with them.
That’s why we developed these seven goal-setting templates to help you focus and commit to your most important objectives.
Our templates make goal-setting less daunting and more doable. These simple and effective templates can help you become more organized and make consistent progress towards your short- and long-term goals.
Our goal-setting templates include:
OKRs or "Objectives and Key Results" are typically written with an objective and 3 to 5 supporting key results below. Key results benchmark and monitor how to get to the objective. When writing your objective, ask, "What do I want to achieve?" When planning your key results, ask, "How will I get there?"
OKR Goal Planning
To use this planning page, start with your objective or what you want to achieve, and then plan your key results. Each key result should be time-bound, measurable and realistic.
Smart Goal Guide
SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based. SMART Goals can help make your objectives clear and trackable. To use this template, start at the top with an unclear goal and work through the SMART prompts to create an intentional, measurable goal.
This template is a great tool to use to evaluate if your goal is a SMART goal. The Smart Goals template will guide you through each element of a SMART goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based) to ensure your goal is clear and trackable.
Smart Goal Setter
Use this template to take a vague, aggressive or poorly-framed goal and turn it into a SMART goal. Whether you're setting personal or professional goals, using the SMART goal framework will help you establish a strong foundation for achieving your goal.
SMART Goal Tracker
This template is a way to analyze and reflect on a goal you have written. If you are not able to answer each question, then there is an element missing. That's okay! This template will help identify a SMART element that needs to be added and help you create action steps to achieve that goal.
Wheel of Life
This template is a powerful diagnostic and goal-setting tool. The wheel of life will help you quickly assess and provide a visual of your current life balance and guide you in clarifying priorities for your personal or professional goal setting.