Whether you’re hoping to use your bullet journal as motivation to keep reaching toward your dreams or just need a way to help you stay accountable, these motivating bullet journal goal pages are sure to provide you with the inspiration you need to get started.
If you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution and then lacked the consistency to stick with it, we can totally relate! Using bullet journal spreads to track daily goals, as well as, long-term goals is a good way to mark reference points in your progress and stay on the right track! It also doesn’t have to be a boring or hard thing to do! It’s actually a lot of fun!
Why should you bullet journal goals?
We love using a bullet journal to mark our personal goals because it makes goal planning more fun and progress something you can visually see through monthly, weekly, and daily spreads!
3 Benefits of Bullet Journaling Your Goals
Helps You See the Big Picture
Forbes found if you vividly picture the goals you want to achieve, you’re anywhere from 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to achieve them! Pretty impressive right?
Motivation in Progress
We also love that you can always flip back through your daily spreads and see your progress! Tracking little things every day will also help you identify anywhere you need to improve or tweak to hit your goals as well!
When you write down your goals, you’re adding in a layer of accountability. This helps turn “one day” dreams into achievable goals with a time limit to hit them.
How to Create a Goal Page
There are so many different ways to set up your goal page! Which can be really exciting! Just remember, your journal is for you — it doesn’t have to be fancy or artistic. Anyone can get started today with just a journal with some blank space and a pen! It’s a simple as 1, 2, 3.
Step 1: Choose Your Journal & Pens
You’ll want to grab your favorite bullet journal pens and a journal with thicker pages to start outlining your goal pages. While you can start just with pen and paper, we like to have an assortment of pens, markers, highlighters, and any art supplies.
The Leuchtturm1917 notebook is the best bullet journal in our opinion. You can choose a grid journal or plain paper inside, as well as, the color of the journal too!
Step 2: Decide on Your Goals
In a separate section or on another piece of paper, do a brain dump of any goals you’d like to hit – whether it be a short-term or long-term goal.
Step 3: Choose a Design
Below we outline 21 different formats to use your bullet journal goal page. We recommend choosing the one that speaks to you the most!
When should you bullet journal?
Bullet journaling as part of your morning routine can help you set your day up in the right direction and help you work towards your biggest goals.
As you start bullet journaling, you could sit down and do a brain dump or create a vision board first thing to identify specific goals you want to accomplish. Then you could break those big dreams in smaller goals.
By the end of the year, you’ll be able to look back at your bullet journal pages and see all of the progress you’ve made!
Journaling everyday can be a super quick thing you do, but if that feels too overwhelming, you could even do a weekly spread or monthly layout in your journal. The important thing is to identify what you want and how that breaks down into smaller pieces.
How To Choose Your Goals
Deciding on your main goals is something personalized to you! Here are a few great examples to help you get started in brainstorming your goals.
- What are my priorities?
- What do I want to get out of life?
- What would I do if money wasn’t an issue?
- What would I go after if I knew I couldn’t fail?
Then follow up with these questions:
- Why do I want it?
- What do I need to accomplish it?
- What can stop me?
- What if I achieve the goal? What if I fail?
If these questions don’t help get your brain going, we also love Tony Robbins’ Rapid Planning Method for outlining our goals.
Tony calls this the RPM method because of the acronym:
M: Massive Action Plan
Using this method, ask yourself:
- What result do I really want?
- Why do I really want it? (purpose)
- What is my massive action plan?
21 Motivating Bullet Journal Goal Page Ideas to Achieve Your Goals
Using your bullet journal to outline and track your goals is a great way to help you visualize your dreams. But if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to bullet journal goals, don’t worry! There are a variety of simple spreads you can use to help you organize your goals and keep you motivated as you work to achieve them. We hope these 21 bullet journal goal page ideas will help you create a plan and way to track your progress to your set goals!
1. Yearly Goals
One of the best ways to start tracking your goals in your journal is with a yearly goals page. Start by outlining the goals you want to achieve this year, then create a decorative page dedicated to your list of goals.
2. Decorated Goal List
If you know you’re going to have a set list of important goals you want to achieve this year, make sure you stick to your dreams by taking the time to create a beautiful goal spread in your journal.
Outline your list on the page, then use doodles and drawings to accentuate each item on the list. After you’re finished, you can enjoy looking back on your decorated list throughout the year to remind yourself of what your dreams and goals mean to you.
3. Goal Collage
Another great way to accentuate the items on your goals list is to create a collage. Take the time to list out your goals for the year, then cut out pages from magazines or use stickers to decorate your page into a fun collage.
4. Action Plan
Writing down your goals is just the first step in achieving them. Creating an action plan spread is a great way to help you break down that big goal into actionable simple steps you can take to help you achieve it. Create a spread with your big goal listed at the top, along with different steps you can take to achieve that goal.
5. Quarterly Goals
In addition to outlining annual goals, breaking those goals down into short-term quarterly goals is a great way to stay on track. These goals should be smaller and easier achieve, as well as tasks that can move you toward reaching your bigger annual goals.
6. Monthly Goals
Another simple way to break down your goals into more manageable tasks is to create monthly goals. Lay out a monthly spread and jot down simple goals you’d like to achieve each month.
7. Bucket List
Creating bucket lists is a fun way to outline goals for yourself. Bucket lists were originally created as a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. But since then, they’ve evolved to simply mean a list of goals or dreams. You can create monthly bucket lists or a bucket list for your year inside your bullet journal.
You may also like our 52 ideas for a Vision Board to help you in your brainstorm!
8. Self Care Goals
Often, we only focus our goals on our professional lives, family, or money. But we need to take care of ourselves, too! Including a spread of self-care goals is a great way to put the focus on yourself to ensure you take some time for yourself this year.
9. Goal Habits
Developing healthy habits is a great way to help you work toward your goals. Outlining the different daily habits you’d like to instill in yourself to help you achieve your dreams is a great reminder to hone those skills to improve your life. Create a healthy habits spread in your bullet journal to start working on developing those new habits as a way to ultimately reach your goal.
10. Habit Tracker
Understanding what you’re doing to achieve our goals is a great way to know if you’re on the right path to achieving your dreams. A habit tracker spread is perfect for keeping track of the things you do on a daily basis.
11. Goal Categories
When you start thinking about the goals you plan to set for yourself, do you divide your goals up according to category? This spread may be perfect for you! Creating categories for your goals is a simple way to create different goals for each aspect of your life. There are a variety of categories to consider, including:
- Business goals
- Personal goals
- Family goals
- Money goals
- Financial goals
12. Journaling Goals
Your goals don’t always need to be overarching. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to take the time to outline the goals you want achieve with your bullet journal. Create a spread that gives you a chance to list the things you want to do with your journal this year.
13. SMART Goals
Earlier we outlined why every woman should have SMART goals. By focusing on achievable, timely goals, you’ll be more likely to accomplish them!
Make sure your goals are achievable by creating a spread outlining the different aspects of the SMART goals practice:
Use the acronym to create boxes within your spread describing each aspect of your goal to determine if you’ve created a good goal for yourself.
14. Wheel of Life
Another great way to visualize your goal is with the wheel of life. Create a spread that symbolizes the 10 elements of life, then fill in each space with your goals for that part of your own life. Make sure your life wheel includes a place for:
- Family & Friends
- Personal development
15. Goals Grid
For a more minimalist approach to a goals spread, try creating a grid for each of your goals. Divide your page or pages into equal boxes, adding a heading for each box. Leave plenty of space under each heading to list your goals for each category.
16. Inspirational Quotes
After you have outlined your goals on the page, you’re probably searching for ways to decorate your spread. Inspirational quotes are great choice! Write out one of your favorite motivational quotes or do a quick online search to find a good quote to keep your motivated as you work toward your goals.
We also love to include affirmations to boost confidence and positivity in this section!
17. List Your Plans
The word goals can sometimes have a negative connotation. Take the pressure off yourself by creating a list of plans instead of goals. Write out a few things you want to achieve this week, month, or year, labeling the spread as your plans instead of your goals.
18. Add Some Color
Make goal setting a little more fun by adding some color to your spread. Decorate the page with highlighters or markers to accent each goal. Or add some colorful washi tape and stickers to give the page a less serious look.
19. Know Why
To ensure your goals are achievable, it’s a good idea to go beyond simply listing your goals for the year. Including a column or section for why you want to achieve the goal in your spread is a great way to encourage you to stay on track throughout the year.
20. Daily Tasks
In addition to outlining why, making a spread in your journal with a specific daily tasks is another great way to stay on track. Whether you create an entire spread dedicated to your plan or just include a section on your goals spread to incorporate the plan is up to you.
Incorporating daily tasks that work towards your big goals is one of our favorite ways to stay motivated and excited!
21. Progress Page
Make sure you stay on track throughout the year by creating a progress spread in your journal. Keeping track of the steps you’ve taken toward your goal in your bullet journal can help you see if your goal is achievable or if you need to adjust it to make it more realistic.
Don’t forget, goal setting bullet journal pages are power tool to get you to accomplish new things! Taking just a few minutes each day to mark down your progress and intentions can make a massive change over the next year!
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