Easy Way to Track Goals

by Jason Butler on November 4, 2016 · 4 comments

goalsKeeping track of your financial goals is vital. If you’re like me, you have a few goals that you want to reach at the beginning of the year. During the year you may forget some of them or even worse just give up on them altogether. There are a few ways that you can keep track of them. One easy way to track your goals is to use a goals worksheet.

Why would you want to use goals worksheet?

There are several reasons where using a goals worksheet will come in handy. If you want to blow your goals out the water in the future, you definitely need to look into a goal worksheet. Keep reading to find out why!

List your goals

The first reason why it is important to use a goals worksheet is that it’s a place where you can list all of your goals. Instead of just writing your goals on random sheets of paper, your goals worksheet is the best place for them. You can create your own worksheet and print it out. You can also find one online.  A quick google search will show you plenty of them. Once you find one you should list all of your goals on it.

Easily accessible

Your goal worksheet should be easily accessible. If you’re serious about your goals, you will want to review them several times each month. Doing that will keep them fresh in your mind. Hopefully, you will be able to accomplish the goals quicker. My goals worksheet is on my wall. I look at them every day. It’s a constant reminder that I need to stay focused.

Make updates

With a goal worksheet, you should be able to male updates on your goals periodically. If you complete something on your list, you can highlight it or put a check on it. If you are having a particular problem with a goal, you can write notes on your worksheet. Jotting down updates for your goals are very important. It’s another way to keep you motivated.

When creating or looking for a goals worksheet, make sure that your worksheet has these sections in it. It should include why the goal is important to you, what type of steps do you plan on doing to achieve it, and a deadline for your goals. Those sections on the worksheet will help you stay focused. That way you will be able to pay attention to each goal and get them done quicker.

If you seriously want to track your goals, a goals worksheet is just what you need. It allows you to list them all in one place. The worksheet is easily accessible. You can print it out or save it to Google Drive. You can make updates to it if your goal changes.  Many people have goals at the beginning of the year. Not everyone completes them. Are you a person that finishes your goals each year or do you procrastinate and wait until next year?

 

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1 Intelligent Trend Follower November 4, 2016 at 8:09 am

Tracking financial goals is so important! After all, what’s measured gets managed. And managing your finances is obviously key to long term success. As you mentioned, it’s great there are free tools from Google to make this free.

2 Femme Frugality November 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

I currently have a goals worksheet for social media growth–monitoring and updating it really helps in motivation!

3 Gary @ Super Saving Tips November 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm

I’ve been neglecting some of the goals I set at the beginning of the year and I think that a goals worksheet may be exactly what I need. Thanks.

4 Mel @ brokeGIRLrich November 5, 2016 at 7:39 pm

I started setting yearly goals and then tracking them on my website each month for the last few years and I’ve made some really great strides toward achieving them since then!

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