Are you ready to make some changes this year? With the help of my 2017 LDS Goal Planner Booklet, set some goals that will improve your life. Last year I shared my 2016 LDS Goal Booklet, and I was so happy to have so many of you ask if I was going to create a 2017 version. That must mean that you used my 2016 version and enjoyed it! Yay!
Last year I had my booklet in my Etsy shop. This year, I have decided to share it for free! I have a desire this year to make some changes in my life, and I know that many of you probably do too, so I wanted to offer this to those of you who may be feeling like me, and looking for some help to make those changes.
Inside this booklet are 12 months of goals that will help build spiritual strength as well as goals for every day life. Each month choose a certain number of goals (or do them all) that you would like to acheive, whether it be the goals provided in this booklet or goals that you have decided on your own. As you make goals and achieve them you will begin to see a change in your life in many ways. When a goal is completed mark it off by placing an ‘x’ or check mark in the circle beside the goal. Feel free to make your own goals using the ‘Personal Goals’ space at the bottom of each page.
You will also find some great uplifting quotes at the top of each monthly goal sheet. This is to help remind us of how important goals are, and to give us that extra motivation. 🙂 There are seven goal options for the Spiritual Goals, and seven options for the Every Day Goals. Then at the bottom of each sheet is space for you to write in 3 personal goals if you’d like.
I also added a couple new ideas/pages to my goal booklet this year. I am excited to share them, and see if they help us in our goal setting, and achieving, this year. Let’s take a peek at the new pages you will find in my 2017 Goal Planner Booklet.
SMART GOAL SHEET
If you didn’t know, last year I decided to go back to school. This is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time, but never had the opportunity or really thought it was possible with young children at home. In July, the Pathway Missionaries came to our ward to talk about the Pathway Program. I wasn’t in the meeting, but my husband was. After church he talked to me about Pathway and told me to look into it. I looked at the online degree options, and saw the degree that I was wanting (Web & Graphic Design). This was it! I signed up right away, and was so anxious to begin.
I finished my first semester, and although it was quite a bit more work than I anticipated, I loved it and learned so much. One of the classes I participated in was a Life Skills class, and one of the lessons in this course was on goals. In this lesson we learned about S.M.A.R.T. goals, what they are, and why to use them. I really like the idea behind this concept, so I decided to implement it into this year’s goal booklet.
When creating a SMART goal, you have a goal in mind, but as you go through each step/letter you will be creating a goal that is more specific and precise. The word SMART is actually an acronym for this goal setting concept:
As you go through each of these steps with your goal in mind, you will be able to create a well-designed goal that you will be more likely to achieve. You can search ‘SMART Goal’ to learn more about it, this is just my little synopsis of it.
Weekly Planner Sheet
There was also a great lesson on Time Management. I actually had to lead the group discussion for this lesson at our weekly meeting. As part of our lesson, we had to read several talks. One talk from Elder Wirthlin, talked about taking time the night before to write down your 3 most important things you need to do the next day. I loved this idea!
When thinking about my goal booklet I knew I wanted to incorporate a priority list into it, so I went ahead and created a weekly planner sheet.
At the top of the sheet is a space for you to write the date/week. Underneath that is where you will write your 3 priorities each night. Keep this sheet by your bed, so each night you can take a minute to write down the 3 most important things for the next day. As you complete those three things, cross them off or simply ‘check them off.
Underneath that I added a ‘To-Do’ section as well as a ‘Notes’ section. This would be a great place to write down any goals that you would like to work on that week that didn’t make it on your ‘top priority’ list. Or you could use it to write down any type of ‘To-do’ you may have.
Use the notes to jot down any notes, ideas, or thoughts you may have.
2017 LDS Goal Planner Booklet
Are you excited to start of 2017 by deciding to make some changes? I am excited, and am going to try my best to do this. See, I’m really great at creating all these fun printables, but I am horrible at actually using them.
Last year when I shared my Goal Booklet, I shared a Facebook group. Well…I haven’t been the best Admin for my Facebook group, but I am going to try to do better this year. It will be even easier to talk about our goals because we’ll all have this goal booklet! So, come on over and join my Facebook group, HERE!
I hope you will join me this year and make some goal to change for the better. If you would like to use my 2017 Goal Planner Booklet, simply click the link below to download.
This is a ZIP file that will immediately download once you click the link. To Un-Zip, simply double click the file or right click and ‘Un-zip’. If you have any questions or problems, just shoot me an email or comment below (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Lord will helps us reach our goals and our potential as we prayerfully plan and achieve our goals. I hope you will join me and use this booklet to set some goals for yourself, and make 2017 an excellent year!
Thank you so much for all your support and kind comments. If you use my booklet I’d love to hear about it, so leave me a comment or share on the Facebook group.
Have a great day!