Last week you learned how to start creating your future with monthly goals. Hopefully you took some time to get started with your lists or, even better, finished them. This week I wanted to give you a free tool to make creating your future even easier. The Monthly Goal Setting Planner will lay out everything you need to set your monthly goals, make a daily to-do list to achieve them, and evaluate what worked (or didn’t) each month. This planner is basic, straightforward, and pretty making it the perfect tool for you. Simply print out your worksheets each month and fill them out. All that’s left is to rock your goals!
Setting Your Monthly Goals
This is the first sheet you need to start your month out right. You can see the details for effectively choosing goals each month with Creating Your Future. Use this worksheet each month to document your goals and reference it often. Ask yourself “How does this help me achieve my long-term goals?” when deciding on activities to do and even books to read. This determination now is the key to living the future of your dreams.
Creating a Daily To-Do List
You’ve read my tips to Dominate Your To-Do List but now it’s time to take it a step further. Use the second worksheet in the Monthly Goal Setting Planner to create daily actions that work towards your goals. Choose one action per goal each day with the exception of goals that only require weekly or monthly actions. An example of this would be my goal of weekly family nights. This only needs to be slotted once a week.
- Choose these from your broader goal categories and not the specific sub-goals. You will notice that there are only 5 numbered points for each day. This is the maximum that I recommend adding to your existing daily to-do list.
- These to-do lists will not be the same for each day. Be sure that you are working towards each of your sub-goals weekly.
The last step is an end of the month evaluation is the final step to take for ultimate success. The 3rd worksheet in the Monthly Goal Setting Planner will walk you through figuring out what was or wasn’t successful and why. Reference your monthly evaluation sheet when planning your goals for the next month. Make tweaks and changes based on your evaluation to accomplish your monthly goals with growing success.
Now that you know how to use it are you ready to download your copy of the Monthly Goal Setting Planner? I feel so strongly about helping your create your future that I am offering it for free to everyone! No sign-ups, emails, or money needed, just click the link and download your copy today. Stop reacting to your life and start creating it! Don’t forget that I’m taking this journey with you and you are not alone. Check back at the beginning of each month for an unfiltered look at m CYE Monthly Goals successes and failures.