Goal Master List

A Goal Master List is an important way to keep your goals visual and visible. I’ve created some different versions to choose from.

My current favorite is the Goal Shift Chart at Choosing Goals, which is a simple way to identify top priority goals.

The Goal Chart at Goal Worksheet includes actions and targets.

Metrics can be tracked with the goal charts below, a Seinfeld chart, habit tracker, or annual review metrics chart.

Is your goal daily, weekly, or monthly? Use the appropriate Goal Chart (pdf) to track your progress and keep your goals SMART and visible and visual.


Examples of different goal frequencies:

  • daily: I will drink eight glasses of water every day.
  • weekly: I will increase time with family by spending at least 30 minutes each week one-on-one with each person doing an activity of their choice.
  • monthly/yearly: I will save $1200/year by making a $100 deposit in my savings account every month and track with a chart to reach the target date of twelve months from today.

Is it a resolution, a habit, or a goal?

The first two examples are resolutions, or habits. There is no end point, they are on-going actions you intend to continue. Once they become a habit, they are easier to maintain.

There are many habit tracker apps to choose from. You can also use a calendar or printable tool to follow Jerry Seinfeld’s Don’t Break the Chain Strategy.

The last example is a goal: it has a clear end point, and you know when it has been accomplished. The Goal Plans are a mixture of goals with an end point, and resolutions or habits.


This Goal Master List (pdf) makes 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.

A 3 x 5 foldable version of the Goal Master List with goals plans to keep with you. (pdf)

Remember to do a regular review of goals.

Learn more about goals: review How to Set Goals, or consider getting my ebook, “Get Goaling: the simple guide to set and achieve your goals.”

I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at www.phonicspow.com. In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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