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The Ultimate Guide To Creating Goals for the New Year

A daily commitment to your goals and living your best life, keeps your spirit alive, your resolve strong, your mindset focused and your actions inspired.

A daily commitment to your #goals and living your best life, keeps your spirit alive, your resolve strong, your mindset focused and your actions inspired. Use this guide to optimize your time and keep you focused on what is going to affect your life in the most positive ways. Click through to download the guide to creating your best life. Pin it now, download later. #believe #success #printables #free #health #life #quotes #inspiration #motivation

 

Good morning!

Something my husband said to me twice this year stopped me in my steps [and inspired this post].

He said, very calmly and matter of fact,

“you’re living your dream.”

I am. I accomplished more in 2016 than I ever thought possible. I completed 7 months of yoga teacher training, was promoted at work, grew my blog numbers more than I ever thought I could with a full time job, started focusing on personal training in real life (online programs coming soon!), started planning to develop workshops for the yoga studios where I teach and the list goes on.

That’s where the inspiration comes in, what made this year so productive? How is it that I’m living my dream? I don’t have a simple answer, but I can say I could not have done it without my family AND goals.

I wasn’t going to find more time in a day so I had change some of my priorities, accept that I couldn’t do it all, OPTIMIZE MY TIME and keep my focus on what is going to affect my life and my family in the most positive ways.

I have created The Ultimate Guide for Creating Goals In the New Year, a guide for setting goals that outlines the process that I used about a year ago going into 2016.

Speaking of goals. Some years they’re resolutions. Other years it’s intentions. Whatever you call it and whatever works best for you and your success, go with it. The process is essentially the same.

What is that quote? You know. The one about if you want something different you have to do something different. I think it was by Chalene Johnson. That’s what I did.

I approached 2016 and all that I wanted to do differently.

[Free Download] The Ultimate Guide for Setting Goals | A daily commitment to your #goals and living your best life, keeps your spirit alive, your resolve strong, your mindset focused and your actions inspired. Use this guide to optimize your time and keep you focused on what is going to affect your life in the most positive ways. Click through to download. Pin it now. #believe #success #printables #health #life #quotes #inspiration #motivation

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

Ask your self what you really want. What is it that you are looking for? What do you want to achieve? You need to be clear about your goals and what you want to accomplish. And remember, the goals need to be S.M.A.R.T. Goal-settng is one of the best ways to stay motivated and on track. If you have a clear purpose and know your WHY, you’re more likely to persevere.

Benefits Of Setting Goals

There are many benefits to setting goals. The following is a list of some of the benefits:

  • Goals direct your attention and efforts.
  • Goals help you idenitify what is within your control and how you will overcome obstacles.
  • Goals are empowering.
  • There is a satisfaction in the process and the accomplishments.
  • Setting goals can increase self-confidence.
  • Setting goals keeps you focused on what is most important.
  • Goals increase motivation.

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

SPECIFIC What exactly do you want to achieve in as much detail as possible. Goals should contain a detailed description of what is to be accomplished; when it is to be accomplished and the actions that will be taken to accomplish it. A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.

MEASURABLE How you will know when you’ve achieved your goal. Make it quanitifable. Assign a number to it. Keeping track of progress gives you incentive to keep going.

ATTAINABLE The right mix of goals that are challenging, but not too extreme.

REALISTIC An objective toward which you are willing and able to work. A goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished.

TIMELY Have a specific date of completion. The date should be realistic but not too distant in the future. When we set a timeline our goal becomes a priority and we maintain focus.

[Free Download] The Ultimate Guide for Setting Goals | A daily commitment to your #goals and living your best life, keeps your spirit alive, your resolve strong, your mindset focused and your actions inspired. Use this guide to optimize your time and keep you focused on what is going to affect your life in the most positive ways. Click through to download. Pin it now. #believe #success #printables #health #life #quotes #inspiration #motivation

I know, we’ve all been there, goals set and never achieved, right? That doesn’t mean we should stop trying.

As you’re dreaming big and planning goals to live those dreams keep this in mind,

The point of setting intentional goals isn’t to to plan your entire life. The goals are a guide to help you find your purpose and live your best life. 

Life happens, priorities change and interests change. Goals aren’t set in stone. You can always change your goals or change the path to achieving your goals.

So excited to share this with you!

This is the beginning of living your best life. The beginning of living your dreams!

A daily commitment to your #goals and living your best life, keeps your spirit alive, your resolve strong, your mindset focused and your actions inspired. Use this guide to optimize your time and keep you focused on what is going to affect your life in the most positive ways. Click through to download. Pin it now. #believe #success #printables #health #life #quotes #inspiration #motivation

I’d love to chat:

Do you set goals for the new year? What are you goals for 2017? Do you call them goals, resolutions or intentions?

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  1. I need to sit down and think of my goals for the new year. I don’t usually set new year goals,but think it would be a great way to stay focused.

  2. You have accomplished pretty much in 2016 and it’s really commendable. ? Best of luck for 2017. Will keep these points in mind.

  3. Thank you for sharing this – it looks so helpful, and I need help. 🙂

  4. Great post and download! This new year (2017) I need/want to be SMARTer about my goals, esp. where my blog is concerned. Happy New Year to you! Visiting from Saturday Sharefest.

  5. I haven’t started on my goals yet for the new year but I am definitely thinking! This is a great tool- thank you! You have had a fantastic year! It has been exciting to see it all happen! Cheers my friend and Merry Christmas!

  6. Loved reading about all you did in 2016.Inspiration is something I love.
    Just downloaded the goal setting guide.Looks great. Will talk to you again after using it

  7. Isn’t setting goals for the new year inspiring? This is a nice guide for people who would love to do that! I, too, set goals for myself every month! I have long term goals and short term ones.

  8. I tend to set personal goals that are going to be achievable. I need to have something to reward myself for.

  9. Goal setting is so important! Without a goal to aim towards, there’s not much direction in life, I’ve found.

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    This is very well said! I think setting goals keep you on the right track especially if you’re planning something big for the year! These are great tips!

  11. What an amazing guide and such a great way to get 2017 underway! I definitely want to keep reaching my goals in the new year and I love your tips to make that happen!
    Kyla

  12. This is such a helpful guide. 2016 is a meh year for me and really need to creating a new goal for 2017.

  13. Jill, this is amazing!!

    What a thoughtful and kind thing for you to do.

    I will definitely be using this to set my 2017 goals!

    Thank you so much!!

  14. It seems in every element of my life, setting up smart goals is the best way forward. Loved this post

  15. Hi Jill! Thank you for sharing this with all of us! I’m about to download now and print because I am focusing on living more intentionally in 2017. I’m so excited to use this to plan out my goals in a more organized way. I love your quote about sleeping or dream chasing. I’ll just have to go to be early and chase my dreams 😉

  16. Wow girl! We were on the same wavelength today!! <3 I love focusing on priorities and digging deep to make the most of my time. Couldn't have said it better! This goal guide is amazing, and I love that you included personal development in it. I know for me personal development has helped every area of my life including my health, fitness and income.

  17. I agree obstacles occur when you lose sight of your goal. In most instances my obstacle is myself.

  18. Jill, you inspire me! Congratulations on all you accomplishments for this year. I agree that realizing we cannot do it all is one of the steps required to really move forward–as ironic as it may sound 🙂

    Can’t wait to see what you have instore for us in 2017!
    Happy Holidays!!

  19. I need something like this in my life. 2016 was definitely one of my best years for me, but there is so much still I want to achieve.

  20. This is perfect. I am all for goals setting and accomplishing it. It will definitely will be helpful in my dream board party next week.

  21. Wendy Polisi says:

    Those words are real motivation! It’s such a great to know this list.

  22. My Teen Guide says:

    What a great list! goal setting is important to reach our own goals.

  23. blair villanueva says:

    Guilty as charged, I’ve been procrastinating for the past months, and my goal for this new year is to lessen that. Its hard to remove that habit, I need to take it slow with goals 🙂

  24. I love the SMART acronym and will be using it as I plan and replan my list of goals. I don’t do new here resolutions because I often forget what mine are before I even get started. Lol. So I do a monthly check-in to see where I am.

  25. I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions but this is a great list for a new mindset at any given time! Taking little steps towards changes without going extreme is a great tip!!

  26. I love that quote about sleeping with with your dreams or getting up and chasing them. It’s great motivation to get up and get going! Pinned it!

  27. Great guide to helping people decide to chase their own dreams. Setting goals is half the battle. The printable guide looks very helpful.

  28. Setting goals and writing them down are so important to actually achieving success and happiness. Too many of us simply dream and don’t think they are actual achievable goals. Using this handy guide would make it so much easier. Good for you on all your goal success!

  29. Thanks for these great goal setting tips. It’s important to constantly refine such important skills.

  30. Literally just about got goosebumps reading your husband’s statement to you. Congrats on following your dreams and thanks for all the great info on goal setting!

  31. Congrats on your success girl! I could not agree more, there’s a beauty in putting your mind to something and accomplishing your goals

  32. I call them goals. Too easy for resolutions to fail. Intentions are more dreams.

  33. That must be an amazing feeling to have someone say that to you! Once I can earn a little more money from my blog then I could happily say the same thing. I get to spend everyday with my daughter as well as doing something that I love.

  34. Downloaded! I normally do not set goals but I really should!

  35. I have pretty detailed goals outlined for 2017 and I am so excited about it. Goal-setting is sooo important. I’m even teaching my 5 year old how to set measurable goals.

  36. Wow! You did have a really productive year and I’m sure it didn’t come easy and you worked hard for it all! That personal development guide looks great, and like something I’d definitely use!

  37. what an amazing download! Also what an amazing thing for your husband to say! It’s so great to be living your dreams! I am working on getting there myself!

  38. I love the reminders here: dont set yourself up for failure and where you say its not going to all of a sudden just happen.

  39. Seriously GREAT quote. I wake up and chase mine as well!!!

  40. This looks amazing Jill! I definitely need to utilize this tool to get my goals prioritized!

  41. This is an awesome post! So many great tips for making 2017 the best year EVER!

  42. What an awesome guide, Jill! I definitely can use this to get my goals in order for 2017!

  43. Very cool post! I just recently started learning to set smaller, more attainable goals, rather than just having ‘one big end goal’, and it’s been quite rewarding. Love this post, thank you!

  44. Jill, this is awesome!! Definitely something I could use in 2017 because I have a lot of goals and the main thing is to work smarter.

    Congrats on all you accomplished in 2016 – you’re amazing!

  45. Jacqui Odell says:

    This is a great idea!! I am currently working on making my goals.

  46. Cristina L. says:

    very useful, thanks for sharing

  47. I definitely need to set some proper goals again this year. I always feel that when I set goals I have something to work towards and it motivates me so much! x

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