How to Set Quarterly Goals (Q1) – 5 Steps for Goal Setting Success
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Ready to set goals for the first quarter of the year? Super! Here are 5 steps for goal success and the pretty productivity pack for Q1
When you set goals, a month might be just a bit too short a time to get something bigger done.
On the other hand, for some goals, a year is a bit too long of a time.
But please don’t get me wrong, it’s important to have both yearly AND monthly goals. But between those, I also like to plan quarterly.
And if you’re not yet doing it, I absolutely recommend you try it! It can take your goals setting (and achieving!) to a whole another level!
Three months is the perfect time period to start bigger projects and actually finish them, so I like to use this simple 5 -step system when planning in three month/12-week cycles.
It’s my favorite planning and goal setting method:
- Assess your life
- Choose your focus
- Set three goals
- Outline a plan
- And after the 3 months have passed, reflect on life.
And during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, it’s time to rock January, February, and March and set some awesome goals to start the year!
Q1 pretty printable productivity pack
And the way to do that there are 5 printables I like to use:
And you can find all of them from these posts I’ve listed here!
They’re printable gifts! So click to the post, grab the printable, read the instructions, and make these next three months the best quarter yet!
Before setting goals for Q1, it's super important to assess your life.
What's going well? What you need to focus on? And is your life overall in balance?
So if you want to set yourself for a successful first quarter, start with the self-assessment. And in this post, you'll find just the tool you need to do that! #printablegift
Now that you've assessed your life, it's so much easier to decide what you want to focus on for the next three months.
And to keep life in perfect balance, it's important to have bigger goals and make sure that those other equally (if not even more!) important things, like self-care, relationships, and fun things (!), have room in your plans.
So before you set your 3 main goals for the next 3 months, write down what you'd like to focus on in different areas of your life.
Grab the worksheet from this post.
Now that you're all set and you've assessed your life, and have decided what you want to focus on, it's time to decide 3 goals you want to work towards during this quarter.
And this simple yet super focused goal setting sheet is what you'll need.
Grab it from the post, and you're one step closer to making these next 3 months super productive while staying focused.
After setting goals and writing down needed action steps it's so much easier to make plans.
Write down important dates and what appointments and events might be coming up and then start working on your goal.
Write down your goal and then plan backward each step you need to do to get there.
Each action step from your goal setting worksheet needs to be found in this mini planner. And remember to leave enough time to do each thing.
Grab this 3-month mini "planner" for Q1 from this post and start planning!
Psst! And print out the monthly calendars for January, February, and March if you need more planning sheets!
Be sure to print out this reflection sheet while you're at it or come back at the end of Q1 to grab it.
Either way, it's super important to reflect on life to know what went well and what you might need to concentrate more on.
Plus, on this cute reflection sheet, you get to write down what you're grateful for, what you've learned, and also which were your favorite things!
The biggest goal you can ever have is for you to be happy!
Q1 Monthly Calendars
Here you can find all the cute SaturdayGift calendars for January, February, and March.
You can print out as many as you need for your personal use! So use one design for your work and another one for your personal planning.
They're also perfect for your budget or home management binder for any other planning needs, and they might even work well as a wall calendar on your home command center!
Grab your favorite January calendar from this post. These are printable gifts, so no need to sign up! Just good vibes, gifts, and printables to simplify life!
Grab your favorite February calendar from this post. These are printable gifts, so no need to sign up! Just good vibes, gifts, and printables to simplify life!
Grab your favorite March calendar from this post. These are printable gifts, so no need to sign up! Just good vibes, gifts, and printables to simplify life!
Looking for pretty and productive printables for other quarters? Super!
Check out these cute (& free!) 3-month printable packs for Q1, Q2, Q3 & Q4:
- Q1 Pretty Printable Productivity Pack (for January, February, March)
- Q2 Pretty Printable Productivity Pack (for April, May, June)
- Q3 Pretty Printable Productivity Pack (for July, August, September)
- Q4 Pretty Printable Productivity Pack (for October, November, December)
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