2020 is nearly upon us, which means it’s time for another round of goal setting! I love setting goals, but I’m always terrible at really following through on them. In the past, I’ve tried different ways to keep up and keep track of my goals, such as tracking them quarterly. But, I’ve never sat down and planned out my goals in detail or divided them in focus areas.
Ever since I began to follow YouTubers and influencers in the planner community, I’ve learned about the Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets. PowerSheets are a goal-setting planner that guides you to uncover goals that matter, make an action plan you can’t wait to get started on, and live it out with joy.
I’ve heard so many good things about the PowerSheets I decided to give them a try for 2020 goal setting. The PowerSheets have a few different components to them:
- Prep work
- Goals & action items
- Monthly tending list
- Monthly reflection
- Quarterly reflection & goal readjustment
Right now I’m still working through the prep work, but to be honest, it’s super challenging and very reflective and introspective. You learn a lot about yourself, what matters to you, and how you want to manifest it into goals.
In terms of actual goal setting, I think I’m going to set it up like Laken from Plan with Laken is this year (her video is embedded below). Long story short, if you are familiar with the PowerSheets, then you know that the beginning section is where you are supposed to set your goals for the whole year. What Laken is doing is she is using that section to set her first quarter goals while she has an overall list of her eight focus areas for 2020. Each quarter, you can go through and readjust your goals and what she is doing is setting new goals each quarter that align with her focus areas. I like that approach because you can break down your overall areas into four goals that cover the whole year. Smaller, digestible goals are easier to accomplish and track than larger goals, and I wholeheartedly agree.
I have an idea of what I want my goals and word of the year to be—I just have to finish my prep work! I will do a follow-up blog post in January explaining my focus areas, quarter one goals, and word of the year. If you haven’t tried the PowerSheets for goal setting this year, I highly recommend you check them out!
What are your goals for 2020?