I started goal setting back in 2012 and have been actively sharing yearly and monthly goals on this space for over 3 years now. As someone who has always loved the idea of goals, I somehow never managed to make, keep, or share them until I began blogging. Outward accountability has some perks by publicly posting even the seemingly smallest of things.
The holidays are approaching, and before we know it, the year will be over. A shiny fresh new one will start. We will plan ALL the things we want to improve, change, cut out, altar about our lives. And then February will hit, and our excitement will wane, and we will slowly get busy, forget, give up, move on.
So how to we actually make goals for the year we can actually make STICK? By working on them little by little, every day, every week, every month, every season. Revisit and reshape as life happens, as it inevitably does, instead of letting circumstances take over. We adapt with them. And by doing this we can actually look back at the end of the year and see the progress we made, even if we don’t feel like we did anything worthwhile.
So how do I do all this year after year? With POWER SHEETS! I love, love, love these. And they keep getting better and better each year I’ve used them. Both due to HOW I’ve learned to use them and because the awesome Cultivate What Matters team keeps improving them year after year to make them the best they can be for users. I just got my 2018 set and they’re AWESOME. The prep pages especially get better and better each year, really letting you hone in on what is important and at the heart BEHIND the goals.
Intentional goal setting is at the heart of how these work. Making progress, little by little, instead of driving for perfection. As someone who procrastinates because of perfection, I NEED the accountability to keep going, one step at a time. Otherwise, I just see the huge big picture, get overwhelmed, and end up on the couch with Netflix and a pint of (non-dairy) ice cream. Powersheets are the reason my business happened. They’re how I managed to do full-time school and full-time work and travel all at the same time. They made me feel like I accomplished something after my daughter was born, because that month my goals included showering and resting (and YES, those are good goals for a new mama!) Powersheets don’t help you make it all happen, they help you make the RIGHT things happen. Even when that thing is simply surviving new mamahood.
Every month, I set aside time to look ahead and make a plan, for my business and for my life, all in one space. There is space to brain dump, brainstorm, scribble, get messy, be creative, dream, and discover. I use my power sheets in conjunction with my paper planner to make sure that progress happens instead of gets forgotten about. And I honestly love having it all on paper. There is something about WRITING IT DOWN that helps make it real, make it stick.
Powersheets WORK. You will feel the impact right away if you are faithful to the process. They will help you prioritize with confidence, giving you more time for what’s truly important in your life.
I love these so much, I became an affiliate partner for them. So yes, I do get a small commission for purchases made from links on this post. But I’ve loved and used these for years, well before an affiliate program existed. And I’ve purchased my powersheets every year myself. It is helpful to be able to bring in income to support my blog and my business from promoting products that I love, but I will continue to purchase and use these, regardless, for many years to come. Thank you for your support of businesses that support Neat & Nutritious! It is part of the reason I’ve been able to keep this space ad free.
The BEST part of this entire post? 2018 Power Sheets launch TODAY and are available to order for anyone who wants to get intentional with goal setting next year. I’ll be sharing my 2018 goals here later this year and would love to stay accountable with you! Grab yours here! And happy goal setting!
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