This Wheel Graphic for setting goals just might jump start your New Year’s Resolutions or monthly planning any time of year!
How important has setting goals been in your life? Do you ever feel like you just can’t get anything done? Sometimes, all it takes is some focus and spending a bit of time thinking about what is important to you.
These printable charts and guidelines for goal setting can help provide direction, accountability, and success in making the most of your time. Simple tools can point you toward figuring out how to spend your time. Using a goal-setting chart aids in making a plan for the week, month, or year. And it provides a visual reminder for what you pre-determined as a success marker in your life.
As an old year winds down, it’s a great time to establish some goals for the months to come. Assessment at the beginning of each month helps keep you on track.
Check out my Goal Setting Wheel and let’s get started with some New Year’s Resolutions!!
Printable Wheel Graphic for Setting Goals
These Wheels, in various stages of completion, provide for you a few options:
(These are the links to click for a printable copy)
- a basic starting point Wheel Graphic on which you can fill in all of your own categories
- a Wheel Graphic with categories– with four quadrants of Health, Work, Play, and Growth identified for you
- additional specifics of areas of focus in this Wheel Graphic with sample ideas to set goals within each of those four quadrants
How to Customize the Wheel Graphic for You
Take a look at the four quadrants and determine what your main areas of focus are. My usual categories are Health, Work, Play, and Growth. Each of those has more specific topics:
Good Health: Activity, exercise, food, menu planning, lifestyle, fitness, weight, medical needs
Work Hard: job – change, growth; financial opportunities, home – acquisition, improvements; finances, savings
Play Hard: vacation, bucket list, free time, volunteering, giving of myself, exploring, screen time goals, entertaining
Growth: reading lists, habits (forming or breaking), spiritual growth, relationships – marriage, friendships, family connections
Once you have set your specifics within each quadrant, think about what measurable steps to take to achieve success for that goal. These should be action steps that can be checked off – something you do that makes progress toward the overall goal. Examples would be:
- take ____# of steps a day
- work out ___ times a week
- make a menu plan and grocery shop (at a certain frequency)
- seek a lower insurance/interest/phone/whatever rate
- implement a closet organization system
- Seek out a community group at church
- volunteer for ____
- compare vacation options and book one for the month of ____
- reach out to a certain person with a specified frequency
- limit (some snack or treat) to ___ times a week
- choose to (do these activities) instead of (this activity) (for breaking a bad habit and implementing a better one)
- study ____ at a certain time each day
- apply for _____
These steps can also be listed on the bottom portion of the page.
Finally, the center circle I have titled “The Core of Who I Am” is a place for you to evaluate the good and bad of what you exude. Words or phrases about your roles, position, condition, desires, reality or dream, how you see yourself or how you want to present yourself can all be recorded in this section. A verse, quote, or attribute to claim for the year can be included.
Customize It For Yourself
I kept the templates simple so you can print onto colored paper or use colorful pens to categorize your own plans with flair. This goal setting tool is all about you. Add whatever categories suit your short-term and long-term goals. Make the months to come mean something more than the months that are gone!