Creating Goals for the Family – A Printable

It’s that time of year again when we sit down as a family and set some goals for the new year.  I have written about our process several times so I won’t go into a great amount of detail this time around.  

I created two printables to make goal setting easier than ever. 

One geared more towards the kids: My Goals 2014

and another geared more towards tweens and adults: 2014 Goals

It’s nice to spend an evening at home reviewing our goals from the previous year and looking ahead to creating some new ones.  We always like to see what the kids come up with, we like to guide them of course, but ultimately we want them to take ownership in the process.

Usually a day or two before we have our goal date, we start taking about it with the kids, so they can prepare a bit.  We also encourage them to pray and we take our own advice.

The 3 biggest steps to creating goals and meeting them are:

1. Discern – Take time to pray and really think about where you are and where you want to go. Goals don’t have to be big to matter, small goals are important too.  Also, I only put space for 5 goals on my sheets.  It’s always better to have a few and accomplish them all rather than to have 15 and accomplish none.  You can always add more!

2. Review – Don’t make your goals and then stuff them away never to be seen again.  Reviewing goals frequently helps to keep you motivated and working towards accomplishing them.  We try to keep ours out in the open so we don’t forget what we are working towards.

3. Take Action – A little bit each day adds up to some pretty big progress!

My other posts on goals:

Goal Setting for the Whole Family
Setting Goals in Your Homeschool
Family Goals 2013

What are your goals for 2014?


  1. Tiffany Leijten says

    Happy and Blessed New Year, Jen and family! You are always such a great inspiration in this area of goal setting and making things happen. Thank you for sharing your gifts!

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