This is cutting it right to the wire, but it is here! My full list of goal setting prompts for 2021. Stay tuned to the end as there will be a free goody. Let me walk you through each question..

1- What were the 3 most significant things that happened for you in 2020, and how did they impact you? [It has been an unprecedented year, so for sure I think you will have had some impact from something.]

2- What positive things did you learn about yourself in 2020? [There really was so much opportunity to learn about ourself in 2020, let’s think of the positives.]

3- Without being judgemental, what take aways did you get from the disappointments and fails? [This is just to learn, not to beat ourself up.]

4- What 3 words would you use to describe you during 2020? [It wouldn’t be surprising if one of those words was ‘stressed’.]

5- On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you with how 2020 was for the different areas of your life? [Think about work, home, relationships, personal, or any other.]

6- Are you proud of how you handled things within your control during 2020? Why or why not? [There was a lot that was out of our control, but what about what was, did we handle it well?]

7- What is your mindset going into 2021? [Are we feeling positive, or hopeless? Write it all down.]

8- What 3 words would you like to describe you in 2021? [Pick some lovely positive words like authentic, peaceful, powerful. Whatever matches your values.]

9- Broadly speaking, what would an ideal year look like for you? [This is not to be super detailed, but just a note about what you would want to see happen in a year, something like ‘I would complete all the goals I set and feel proud’.]

10- By the end of 2021, what would you be proud to have accomplished? [Think about the result, what do you hope will be completed and finished by the end of 2021.]

11- What things are working well for you that you want to continue and bring into 2021? [If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. I believe that’s the famous saying. So what do you want to stay exactly as is?]

12- What things are working relatively well but you want to tweak a little bit for next year? [Sometimes we think something isn’t working and we want to scrap it, but could it be that something just needs tweaking?]

13- What completely new things do you want to start in 2021? [New ventures? New plans? This is the time to write those things.]

14- What routines or habits do you want to change in 2021? [It might be tempting to go crazy here, but remember we are only discussing one year. Some might need to be shelved.]

15- Taking all the things you have written for the last few answers, what are your priorities to implement? [A big list can be overwhelming, put some order to the changes by stating which are the most important.]

16- What is your reason for implementing these changes? What impact will it have on your year? [One way to build motivation is to state your reason why. If you have a big enough reason to do something it’s more likely to happen.]

17- Of all the things you want to change in 2021, which one will be the hardest and why? [Is there a bad habit that just is a constant struggle? Let’s state here and now – why is it so hard?]

18- What target will you set for yourself for your priorities by the end of the year? Are they realistic? [It’s important to be reasonable and respect the length of the journey. I can’t get from Dublin to Sydney is 1 hour. It won’t happen!]

19- What will you do to keep your motivation for these changes? [Especially that hard change, it might take daily affirmations, or lot’s of rewards. What motivation will you need?]

20- For things you want to eliminate, or do less of, how will you satisfy the craving in a healthy way? [For example, do you crave sugar? Maybe you are looking for pleasure, excitement or reassurance? Knowing the reward we get from our craving will help us recreate that reward in a healthy way]

21- When you feel like giving up with the changes, what will be your action plan? [That point when we want to quit, it comes to many of us. What will be our action plan for that point of our journey?]

22- How much space will you need in your time for the new changes you will make? [Many people do give up because they haven’t given enough ‘space’ to the change they are making. For example, if something is going to take 5 minutes daily motivation, then just for that alone, we are looking at nearly 31 hours for the year. Changes take more space than people realise]

23- How will you track your progress for your changes? [You could make it into a game, create different levels, etc. You could create charts, or whatever floats your boat.]

24- How often throughout the year will you check in and review if you are happy with how the year is going? [We need regular check-ins. It’s like consulting with the map to see if we are still going in the right direction.]

25- Who or what support will you get when you need help? [There is more chance of success if we rope someone else in as a support. Who will that person be? What will you ask them to do?]

26- What rewards will you give yourself when things have gone well? [The reward should be something that motivates us to further our journey, not set us back. So if you are trying to cut down social media time, a new book, or board game, might be an appropriate reward, not a new phone.]

27- What special reward will you give yourself for doing the hardest thing? [At the end of the year, if you do accomplish that really hard thing, be super generous to yourself. All your hard work and effort really should be appreciated and rewarded.]

28- At the end of each and every day in 2021, how would you like to feel? [This is so important. How you want to feel is important. State it and strive for that feeling.]

29- You are absolutely worthy of the feeling you wrote in the last question, how are you going to show up and prove it to yourself? [Time to dig deep, see that feeling good is something worthy of time and effort. You are worth the time and effort!!!]

30- What is your fun and whacky bucket list for 2021? [Every year should include fun and whacky!]

That’s it.

Now I mentioned at the beginning that if you stayed until the end there would be a free goody. Well here it is..

I have created a template with the app ‘Notion’, and I am giving it here free for you to duplicate for yourself – Free Template

Have fun planning for 2021. I really do hope you have an intentional year that feel very proud of. Happy planning Bujoplanner friends!