Keep Goals Visual and Visible

Keeping goals visual and visible is an important step toward reaching them. It is so easy to get distracted by other things, and maintaining focus will make a huge difference in getting closer to the results you seek.


Post a Master List of your Goals – Use a Goal Worksheet, Goal Shift Chart, Annual Goal Chart, or other tools from the Daily PlanIt.

Here are some more ways to make goals visual and visible:

Tammy Cravit’s Post-It Portable Workspace

Write goal action steps on sticky notes to place between today’s date and the goal statement written on a piece of paper. -from the book “Time Management for the Creative Person” by Lee Silber.

David Seah’s Task Order-Up lines up action steps on a rail so you (and everyone else!) can see what’s next. You could also use index cards and magnets on a magnetic whiteboard.

Make or purchase a big whiteboard. Use it for a KanBan board.

Make your own visual thermometer. (video)

Make a a chart to measure progress toward saving money or paying off a loan.

Make a treasure map of your goals from Mindtools.

Create a vision board.

Life Map

Make a mind map with Mindmup

Make foldable goals to carry with you.

Daily PlanIt Goal Master List and Goal Charts

Print a Goal Master List from Buttoned Up.

Create a Wordle word cloud of your goal.

Set your top priority goal as a screensaver on your computer.

Make a video about your goal.

Write affirmations on your mirror with bar soap or washable window markers.

More Ways to Make Goals Visual & Remind Yourself

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11 comments on “Keep Goals Visual and Visible
  1. […] Some of the ideas to make goals visual and visible inspired me to make the Sticky Wiki: a place for reusable “sticky notes” to move as needed into and out of daily tasks. You are cordially invited to edit pages if you want; the password is: today. I was looking for a plausible reason to make a ticket, and this is it! […]

  2. Harry says:

    You may also check out, a very nicely built web app designed for tracking goals and todo lists, and has time tracking. It’s clear, focused, easy to navigate, worth a try.

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  6. […] “Time Management for the Creative Person” by Lee Silber – visual method for action steps, best times for errands, keeping goals visible […]

  7. […] has an online version of a vision board too. Whichever you choose to do, it really helps to keep your goals visual and visible. Share this:ShareEmailPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

  8. […] In the process of working on the Household Notebook Contents, I realized the need to create a Goal Master List (pdf) that works with Goal Charts (pdf). The resulting forms make it easy to see what will add value in different life areas, which value levels are lowest (and therefore highest priority), and what goals will be most effective to increase value. Once a goal is selected, choose a goal chart based on whether the goal is daily, weekly, or monthly. This will help keep your goals SMART and visible and visual. […]

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  10. […]  Use Reminders. Set a timer, put your gym bag in front of the door, and keep your goals visual and visible. […]

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