Goal Setting Worksheets - Choices I Make!

Use our goal setting worksheets to help you identify your goals, dreams, and visions.

What follows is a very simple yet powerful exercise.

(You can print these goal setting worksheets here.)

    1. Make a list of 5 to 10 things that you do not like about your life or things that you would like to change.

    2. Next, write the opposite of each item on your list.

Example:

Things I don't likeThe Opposite
I am bored with the people I know I like the people I know
My house is too small My house is large
I am overweight I am thin
I do not have enough money I have a lot of money
I am not happyI am happy
I fight with my husband I am kind to my husband

3. Now create a third column and call it "Choices I Make". Using the first and second column think about what you really want in each area. What would be your ultimate wish.

It is not necessary to limit this third list by what you think is possible.

This list is about what you truly want, not about what is logical or feasible. You should not be concerned with ‘how’ it will happen or what exactly it will look like. You will find that by going after what you truly want, you can make things happen in ways that you never thought possible.

Make sure that all choice statements are positive and written in the affirmative. For example, use words like “health” rather than “not be sick”. Try to make short, simple statements that you can connect to emotionally and read through easily.

Example 2 of Goal Setting Worksheets:

Things I don't likeThe OppositeChoices I Make
I am bored with the people I know I like the people I know To have exciting, interesting friends
My house is too small My house is large A beautiful house large enough for my needs
I am overweight I am thin I am proud of my body
I do not have enough money I have a lot of money To have enough money to satisfy my desires
I am not happyI am happy Peace and Contentment
I fight with my husband I am kind to my husband To love and appreciate my husband

Now draw a line through the things in the first column. You are about to embark in new directions. You may not know exactly what it will look like - but you must feel excited about having all items in the third list.

Now take the third list and make a list of the items. Put the words "I choose" in front of the item.

  • I choose to have exciting, interesting friends.
  • I choose to have a beautiful house large enough for my needs.
  • I choose to be proud of my body
  • I choose to have enough money to satisfy my desires
  • I choose peace and contentment
  • I choose to love and appreciate my husband
Look at your choices every morning when you wake up, and say them slowly to yourself, imagining what it might feel like to have this item in your life. Repeat this process before you go to sleep each night. Doing this process after a meditation session is particularly powerful.

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See: Personal Goal Examples for some additional help with this exercise.

To learn more about goals and dreams see our goal setting tips and goal statement guidelines.