Putting Your Goals On Paper

Do you have written goals?

Are they in a format that you review regularly?

Here’s a simple chart to help you define goals in 6 areas of your life for 6 different time frames. This particular chart will help you take your vague, hopes and wishes, and turn them into tangible, written goals that you can review and work towards on a consistent basis.


If you missed the list of rows and columns for your goals chart, here they are again:


  • Health and Fitness
  • Spiritual and Emotional
  • Family and Relationships
  • Career and Travel
  • Financial Goals and Stuff
  • Contribution, Giving Back and Making A Difference


  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years


Find yourself a large sheet of paper (11 x 17) or tape 2 regular sheets together, get out your ruler and make this chart today.

Make sure you only use pen or felt for the grid and categories. Use only pencil for filling in the boxes. This way, when you realize a goal isn’t in alignment with your gut feeling, you can erase it and change it.

Keep this chart in a prominent place where you can review it regularly (daily ideally).

Leave me a comment below and let me know when you’re going to have this completed by (there’s your first goal!)

2 thoughts on “Putting Your Goals On Paper

  • This is a good tip. Let me try this. Thanks for sharing this, Dan!

    • Dan Giercke

      Glad you liked it Rhonda! I’ve learned a number of great tips from you over the years, it’s great that this time I was able to share one with you.

      Best of Success,

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