Guide to Goal Setting: Free Template to Achieve Success


guide to goal setting

Are you ready to take control of your life and turn your dreams into reality? Setting and achieving goals is a powerful strategy that can propel you towards success and fulfilment. To help you on this transformative journey, we are thrilled to offer you our free ebook ‘Guide to Goal Setting’.

In this comprehensive guide, you will discover some practical techniques, actionable tips, and proven strategies to set and achieve your goals effectively. Get ready to unlock your full potential and create a roadmap for personal and professional success.

Why is goal setting so important?

Goal setting is a crucial element of planning that serves as a compass that guides individuals towards success and fulfilment, and there are many reasons why it is so important to get it right.

Firstly, setting goals provides clarity and direction, allowing you to define what you truly want to achieve and establish a clear path to reach your desired destination. Goals help prioritise efforts and channel energy towards meaningful pursuits, preventing aimless wandering and wasted potential.

Moreover, goals provide motivation and drive, igniting a sense of purpose and determination that propels individuals forward, even in the face of challenges. By setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (SMART) goals, people can track their progress, celebrate milestones, and stay accountable themselves.

Ultimately, goal setting empowers individuals to unlock their full potential, make meaningful progress and live a purpose-driven life.

What are SMARTER goals?

SMARTER goals are a refined and enhanced version of the traditional SMART goal-setting framework.

SMARTER goals are:

  • Specific – you have a clear goal
  • Measurable – you know what success looks like
  • Achievable – the goal is challenging yet within your limitations
  • Realistic – be honest with yourself and others
  • Time-bound – you know your deadlines
  • Ecological – how will this goal impact the people around you?
  • Rewarding – how does the goal fulfil your values?

‘Specific’ ensures that goals are well-defined and focused, leaving no room for ambiguity.

‘Measurable’ involves establishing clear criteria or metrics to objectively track progress and determine success.

‘Achievable’ reminds individuals to set realistic goals that are within their reach, considering available resources and capabilities.

‘Realistic’ emphasises the alignment of goals with broader aspirations and values, ensuring they are meaningful and significant.

‘Time-bound’ sets a specific timeframe or deadline for achieving the goal, providing a sense of urgency and preventing procrastination.

‘Ecological’ refers to the understanding of how our own ecosystems can be affected by our choices, and motivate you by defining how your goals will benefit your community.

Lastly, ‘Rewarding’ makes sure your goals are fulfilling your core values and not conforming to others’ expectations.

What’s inside our free ‘Guide to Goal Setting’ ebook?

Ready to start achieving your work and life goals? Our Guide to Goal Setting ebook has everything you need to reflect on what you want to achieve and create a roadmap to get there.

Goal setting template

Our first of two free templates in our Guide to Goal Setting ebook is our easy-to-fill goal setting template. Understand your motivations for setting goals, setbacks you may be facing, and timelines to keep you accountable.

‘Making-of’ model and template

The “Making-Of” Model is inspired by a visual planning system developed by The Grove consulting agency and is explained in the ‘The Decision Book’ by Krogerus and Tschäppeler. The model views achieving goals as a ‘one foot in front of the other’ process.

Get an in-depth view of this goal setting model and a template to get you started.

How to reassess and re-evaluate your goals

Resilience is developed by reflecting on the goal achievement process. If your goals are delayed or change along the way, welcome to life! There is still much to be gained from learning about how you react or adapt. The best way forward is to take stock and decide if they are still right for you.

We dive into the 5 questions you need to ask yourself to reassess and reevaluate your goals to make sure you’re aligned with your goals every step of the way.

Download your free ebook now and get started achieving your goals today.