Goal
Setting

Goals are things you set out to achieve. Your goals honor God when they align with His call on your life, are motivated by things He loves, and don’t complete with His priorities.

Create Goals for Each Season

The Abide & Focus Planner encourages you to set seasonal goals, instead of annual ones.

Research shows it’s easier to succeed when you focus on a small number of goals over a shorter period of time. Setting seasonal goals also encourage you to regularly re-assess your priorities and listen for new direction from God.

How to Choose Better Goals

1

Complete the “Discover Goals” worksheets in Section 1 of your planner to bring God into your goal-setting process.

2

Find the “Goals” worksheet that corresponds with your “Life Rhythm” worksheet for the season (Section 2 of your planner).

3

List the goals you’ve prayerfully selected for the season. This is your reference sheet as you plan each month or week.

Sample Goal Worksheets

It’s OK to start with one goal to stay focused or manage a busy season. You can always add to your goals later.

You can color-code your goals to indicate which ones are spiritual, relational, etc.

Here’s a look at the goals I set for Fall 2020. They’re based on the conclusions I drew after completing the “Discover Goals” exercise in Section 1 of the planner.

More Goal Planning Help

HOW TO BREAK A GOAL INTO BITE-SIZED PIECES