11 Best Planners for Goal Setting
Goals make the world go round, but what will help you actually achieve those goals? Finding the right planner with the right goal setting pages is the best place to start.
When you have a planner that’s focused and aligned with your goals, you’ll set yourself up for more action and better results. But not just any planner will work. You need a calendar, yes, but you also need a planner that places emphasis on your goals and how you’re going to achieve them. Of course, a goal setting planner can’t do the work for you. It’s just a tool to help you along your path, and the work is all on you. With the help and guidance of these planners below, however, you can create the life you want and achieve the goals you’ve got your eye on.
If you like to think of things from a more traditional view, like in terms of quarters, then Day Designer is the planner for you. Day Designer’s goal setting pages are simple but to-the-point. They can help you hone in on what you want in the various areas of your life and how you’ll make that a reality. If you have a project or two you want to focus on in the year, then you can break your steps down into quarterly tasks and goals to make it more manageable. Day Designer is also a daily planner with a schedule from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., plus a lengthy to-do list. This gives you the space to write down all the details of your days.
ClassTracker Be Your Best You Notebooks
If you want a way to track your progress on various goals, big and small, but don’t want to have it built into your planner or simply love the current planner you use and don’t want to change, then these habit-tracking notebooks from ClassTracker are what you’re looking for. There are five different notebooks, which can be purchased individually or as a full set, for tracking your budget, passions, workouts, habits, and sleep.
They each have a near-identical chart for you to mark off or write down your progress. Whether you want to track how many days you work out in a month, get a better look at how well you sleep on a monthly basis, or need to keep yourself on track toward your professional goals, these little notebooks pack a punch.
The Be Your Best Your notebooks will help you stay focused, identify your weak points, and create a better life for yourself – all without requiring you to excessively notetake or spend a fortune.
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If the name is any indication, you can bet the Passion Planner will help you turn your passion into a career or even just help you create a life you’re passionate about living. It is rife with pages for you to discover what it is you want out of life and plan how you will achieve it, including a passion roadmap, monthly reflections, weekly planning pages, and a plethora of blanked and grid paper for you to brainstorm on. It’s highly organized, has a weekly layout with schedules from 6 am to 10:30 pm, and tons list spaces for the various parts of your life.
inkWELL Press liveWELL
The liveWELL Planner for inkWELL Press is all about taking your big goals and working on them each month to create the life you want. There are pages to break down your goals into quarterly tasks, and then each month there’s a two page spread for you to plan out how you will continue to work towards your goals. Whether you have goals for your career, your home, your health, or all of the above plus some, there’s space for you to map them out every month. The liveWELL also focuses on helping you establish the habits you want with a habit tracker each month. It has a weekly vertical layout that can be customized to fit your needs.
Inspired Year Planner
The Inspired Year Planner is one of those rare planners that makes goal setting its foundation. It begins with several pages dedicated to helping you become clear on your big life goals, set goals for the year to come, and make a plan to achieve them throughout the coming months. The Inspired Year Planner is a weekly planner, but each vertical weekly layout has dedicated space for your goals and the steps you’ll take to work toward their realization.
At the end of each quarter there’s a two-page spread for you to check in on your progress and reevaluate your goals and plans so you’re better positioned for success in the quarter to come. This planner is functional on a daily basis for the routine part of life, but it’s also a great tool for those that need a little extra help focusing in on those things that are important in the long-run.
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For those who feel like their life has gotten out of control, the PowerSheets One-Year Intentional Goal Setting Planner is a must-have. PowerSheets is all about identifying what it is that’s truly important to you and what isn’t. This allows you to focus on the important things and say no to the things that don’t serve you or help you achieve your goals. There’s a lot of journaling involved to help you stay focused on what brings you true joy, plus monthly planning pages where you can check in with your progress and make a plan for the month to come.
If a healthy, happy life is your main goal, then the Commit30 Planner can help you create the habits and routines you need to achieve that. With Commit30, you prioritize those habits when planning your weeks and days and you track your progress to keep yourself accountable. However, this works for all kinds of habits, not just the health related ones. For example, if you want to create the habit of painting on a daily basis or reading a book every night before bed, then the Commit30 will work for those as well.
If you’re a type A list maker and want a place to write down all of your goals and even more, STARTplanner has your back. STARTplanner has sections for you to set your goals for the year, plus project planning sections to further map out how you’ll achieve those goals. Each month also has a monthly planning section that combines budgeting, general planning, and goal setting. STARTplanner is a daily planner and includes health and fitness tracking, so it’s all Type A’s dream.
Productivity tends to be an elusive concept for many of us, especially considering it looks differently for each person. If you want to track your productivity so you can make more progress towards your goals, then the Productivity Planner is the tool to help you do that. This planner is small, but has a focused layout that asks you to evaluate your productivity at the end of each day, and make a plan to be better the next day. It’s truly a planner that helps you improve on a daily basis.
This planner is just as much a guide in goal setting as it is a planner. In addition to undated weekly spreads where you can write down your daily tasks and appointments, you get deep, insightful tools to help you identify your goals and map out the path you’ll take to achieve them. The crux of GoalDRVN is in the goal setting activities at the beginning of the planner. By setting your goals and creating a plan of action that you can follow, you increase your likelihood of achieving them.
You Goal, Girl
We may be a bit bias, but our new goal-setting workbook is a great tool for setting and achieving your goals. You Goal, Girl is an undated workbook that walks you through the process of setting realistic, attainable goals with Brain Dumps, habit trackers, gratitude logs, and monthly and weekly prompts to help you self-assess.
You Goal, Girl is available for pre-order now!
Updated November 6, 2018.
Last modified on May 27th, 2020