Introduction to Smart Goals. Free Download Smart Goal Setting Worksheet

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Many people fail in their goals.

The biggest problem is they fail to have a plan.

I am sure you’ve heard the quote:

A goal without a plan is just a dream

There is a lot of wisdom in that quote. If you want to have succeeded with your goals, you need to make them specific, measurable and completed with a deadline.

That’s why it’s important to use one (or many of) the following free goal setting worksheets.

From a simple goal sheet to a complex sheet designed to track complicated multi-part (and multi-person) goals, you will discover a treasure trove of downloads that can help you along the way.

To get started, we recommend picking the goal worksheet that matches your level of experience and who else you plan on getting involved in the goal-setting process.

Here are four that you choose from:

S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting Template

I bet that anyone who cares about productivity already heard the words: Smart Goals. What are they?

Introduction to S.M.A.R.T Goals

SMART goal setting brings structure and trackability into your goals and objectives. Instead of vague resolutions, SMART goal setting creates verifiable trajectories towards a certain objective, with clear milestones and an estimation of the goal’s attainability. Every goal or objective can be S.M.A.R.T. and as such, brought closer to reality.

Why not think of a small goal you want to set right now, personal or professional. To make your goal S.M.A.R.T., it needs to conform to the following criteria: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

Attributes Explanation Example
Specific Specificity makes goals more achievable. ‘Cause you know clearly how you’re gonna achieve each period of time. Instead of setting goals to lose “few” kg a month, set goals to lose 5 kg of that month.
Measurable Making sure that any metric requirement in the goal is clearly defined and has specific numbers attached to it. Along with exercising hard,  jump on the scale and track the numbers every week.
Attainable Meaning that the goal can be accomplished and is not some crazy “pie in the sky” dreamlike tripping your salary in three months You shouldn’t set unrealistic goals such as to lose 30 kg a month
Relevant  The goal really matters and is worth your time and effort. Getting in-shape helps me a lot in real life: career, relationship…
Timely Where the goal starts and stops (and any steps along the way) are all tied to specific dates. 1 month from now

Free Goal Setting Worksheet

This goal setting worksheet is mostly self-explanatory. However, since this worksheet is one of the most complexes of all the goal setting worksheets, I do provide a step-by-step guide to filling this worksheet out beneath the bottom of this FREE download.

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How to fill out S.M.A.R.T. goal setting form:

STEP 1: What is the goal?

This section is important because it helps you to define, in as simple terms as possible, what you expect from the goal.

Your goal should be:

  • No more than two-three sentences
  • Include exactly what needs to be accomplished
  • Completion date
  • How will you know the goal is done?
  • How will the goal be done?
  • Who is in charge of completing the goal?

STEP 2: Why is this goal important?

This is a reality check. People often have goals they desire but are not willing to put the effort in to accomplish. Does this goal really matter?

  • Why does it matter to you?
  • Is it a personal goal?
  • Is it a business goal?
  • How will accomplishing the goal affect your life?
  • How will it advance you in your business or career?

Share the reasons this goal is important and see if it something you really want to pursue.

Having too many goals only ensure that you achieve none of them.

STEP 3: Goal Action Items. and the due date for each.

Some goals are simple, and won’t need action items. Other goals are more complex and you may need some control over moving parts. Specifically, parts of your overall goal delegated to others. That is where these action items come in.

Consider each action item as a mini-goal. Each is a task that needs to be completed by a specific person, on a specific date to ensure that the overall goal is completed on time.

We Always Encourage Suggestions

Are you a fan of the S.M.A.R.T. Goal setting worksheet? OR do you prefer a bit simpler goals sheet? Maybe the S.M.A.R.T. Goal sheet doesn’t cover enough for your needs, and you want something a bit more robust and functional?

Whatever your feeling please let me know in the comments below.

Mainly: How do you like these goals? What could we do to improve these goals printable? IF you want more goals printables, what would they be?

The only way we can improve the content of this page, and give you more free downloadable stuff, if to have a better idea of what you want.