When the new year arrives, many people take some time to decide what kind of changes they are going to make or think about what they are going to accomplish in the upcoming year. It could be work goals, health goals, personal goals, travel goals or more. The list can go on and on.
Each person has their own way of of tackling the new year–from the super easy (making some mental notes of things they would like to do in the upcoming year) to the detailed (carving out some time to brainstorm and write goals down).
Dr. Gail Matthews found that you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.
Family Goal Worksheet
Let’s go beyond just you. Of course, it’s super important to focus on your personal goals, but have you ever thought about making a list of Family Goals? My guess is you probably haven’t. Let’s make this year different!
Get Your Worksheet
Grab the Family Goals Worksheet download from the bottom of the post. There’s a simple 1-page download that you can print or to make things really fun, you can download the poster print (see below on how to print this for under $5) and place it in a prominent location in your home. I love this idea because it turns out to be a constant reminder of the things you want to do in the upcoming year.
Create your Goals
Adding the Family Goals Worksheet poster to your laundry room, mud room, kitchen or even a hallway will allow you to walk by it multiple times a day and glance at what the next goal is your family is working on.
Set aside 1 hour of family time. Give everyone a piece of paper and ask them to brainstorm as many family goals the would like to do in the upcoming year.
Add the Goals to the Worksheet
When everyone is done read the goals allowed. Are there any overlapping goals? Are some of them unreasonable? Go through everyone’s list and compile a reasonable goal list to add to your worksheet. Don’t forget that it’s a great idea to add some “stretch” goals to your list–you know, a few things you think might not be doable–and see what you can do to tackle those goals.
Next to each individual goal, add that person’s initials in the circle. If it’s a family goal, leave the circle blank. Goal accomplished? Check it off in the box!
- download (available at the bottom of the post)
- card stock
- optional: frame, engineering print, washi tape
First be sure to download the printable using the button at the bottom of this post. I recommend printing on a heavy card stock at maximum print quality, in order to make the print look the most professional.
I decided to create a poster size print. I uploaded the file to Staples and printed a color 2′ x 3′ engineering print for less than $5! The key here is to get the engineering print, they are very inexpensive! Take a peek at it:
I decided to “hang” our family poster with washi tape. It’s gentle enough to not hurt the painted walls and strong enough to hold up the poster. Another option would be to put the poster in a poster frame.
Remember, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” -Tony Robbins
You might even want to focus on individual goal setting, here are some other worksheets that might help you: