Journal Prompts for Setting GoalsYou are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. Doesn’t that make you want to write down every single thing you want to accomplish? If you’re a morning journaler, try taking a few minutes to outline what you want to get done that day. For the night writers, how about planning for the next day? It’s just like laying out your clothes the night before. You’ll be surprised at your newfound productivity and progress.

We’ve created a list of 15 journal prompts to help you get started with writing down those goals. Start thinking about what you want to accomplish in the short-term, long-term, and your dreams for the future. Oh, and write them down!

Journal Prompts for the Goal Getter

  1. What is the biggest event coming up in the next few months? How can you make it truly special?
  2. What is one personality trait that you wish you had? What steps can you take to embrace that characteristic?
  3. In five years, where would you like to live? What would you like to be doing?
  4. Where would you like to retire? What does retirement look like for you?
  5. What’s holding you back from accomplishing a goal? How can you overcome the challenge?
  6. Envision your life and describe every detail. What are your day-to-day activities?
  7. What is a hope or dream that you have for someone else? For example, your child or children?
  8. Who are your mentors and why? What characteristics do you admire about them?
  9. If you could travel anywhere in the world for any length of time, where would it be? What would you see there?
  10. What are your top 5 interests? How can you incorporate these interests in your daily activities?
  11. Is there someone from high school or college that you want to get in touch with again? How can you reach out to them?
  12. What does “success” mean to you? How would you know that you’ve had a “successful life”?
  13. Where would you like to volunteer? How do you currently give back to your community?
  14. Do you have any fitness or goals? When is your deadline for accomplishing them?
  15. Picture yourself ringing in the new year. What would you like to look back on in 2017?

Add to this list by leaving your own goal-getter journal prompt in the comments section. Tell us about your own experience with writing down your goals. Do you think you’re more inclined to accomplish your goals if you write them down?

Hey, guess what! We wrote an eBook on How to Achieve Your Goals by Keeping a Journal and you can download it for free.

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