Setting Goals - Youth Edition

No matter your age, it is important to have a plan and push yourself to be your best. The first step in doing this is setting a goal.


Goals are dreams with deadlines.

When setting goals, we use the acronym SMART to guide us in creating a plan and determining metrics that will let us know if we have attained our goal or not.

  • Specific - What do I want to happen?

  • Measurable - How will I know when I have achieved my goal?

  • Attainable - Is the goal realistic and how will I accomplish it?

  • Relevant - Why is my goal important to me?

  • Timely - What is my deadline for this goal?

Challenging, yet attainable.


Once we have our goal outlined, and a plan on how we will accomplish it, it is crucial to check-in with yourself or others to assess progress. Reflecting on a weekly basis is ideal as this gives you an opportunity to learn from any potential setbacks and self-correct.


Try it with your kids!


Use the worksheet linked below to sit down with your kids and talk about their goals. Work through the prompts to create a plan on achieving their goal. Each week, make a plan to take 15 minutes and reflect together on their hard work how they are progressing.

Peak Goals & Weekly Reflection Worksheet
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