Worksheet: Setting & Achieving Goals

By completing this worksheet, you can practice setting and achieving your goals in a structured and effective way, while also overcoming any obstacles that may arise along the way.

Step 1: Identify the Goal

Write down a specific and measurable goal that you want to achieve. For example: “I want to improve my public speaking skills.”

Step 2: Identify the Obstacles

Write down any obstacles or challenges that might get in the way of achieving your goal. For example: “I get nervous and anxious when speaking in front of a group.”

Step 3: Develop an Action Plan

Develop a plan for how you will achieve your goal and overcome any obstacles. For example:

  • Attend a public speaking course or workshop to learn new techniques.
  • Practice speaking in front of a mirror or with a friend to build confidence.
  • Gradually increase the size of the audience and the length of the speech to build endurance.
  • Reward yourself for achieving milestones along the way.

Step 4: Set a Deadline

Set a specific deadline for achieving your goal. For example: “I want to give a successful public speech in front of a large audience in six months.”

Step 5: Evaluate Your Progress

Regularly evaluate your progress towards your goal and make adjustments to your action plan as needed. For example:

  • Keep track of the number of times you practice speaking and the size of the audience.
  • Ask for feedback from a trusted friend or mentor.
  • Use a rating scale to assess your level of nervousness and anxiety before and after each practice session.

Step 6: Celebrate Your Success

When you achieve your goal, celebrate your success and reward yourself for your hard work and dedication. For example:

  • Treat yourself to a nice dinner or a day at the spa.
  • Share your success with friends and family.
  • Reflect on what you learned and how you can apply it to other areas of your life.