Inspiration To Help You Set The Best Goals For An Amazing 2017!


New Year’s Eve is a little over three weeks away, but it will sneak up on us fast! It’s one of my favorite times of year, and I have always loved setting New Year’s resolutions. These days I’m more likely to talk about goals than resolutions, but I really think they are one and the same! Are you a resolution maker or a goal setter? If you haven’t sat down to think about 2017 yet, I want to offer you a little encouragement and inspiration today. Let’s take some time to think about 2017, before the holiday craziness of 2016 totally takes over!

inspiration to help you set the best goals for 2017

I already did a little wishin’ and hopin’ about 2017 but I haven’t officially written my goals for the new year yet. I enjoyed having a list of goals for 2016 and checking in on my progress regularly. I believe I achieved a lot because of my goal setting efforts.

While I had goals for 2016, I kind of wrote them haphazardly, on New Year’s Eve. I was honestly motivated in a negative way by all of the ways I was unhappy with my life. After everything I learned in 2016, I want to take a much more thoughtful approach to planning out the year ahead.

I will be very intentional with how I enter 2017 so it can be an amazing year – and you can too! Below I am sharing two excellent YouTube videos and one awesome blog post that recently caught my attention. All three will inspire you and guide you as you set your best goals ever for an amazing 2017! I hope you will join me! 🙂

Inspiration To Help You Set The Best Goals For An Amazing 2017

Here are your three resources that will take your 2017 goal setting to the next level. I also share the biggest takeaway I got from each video/post so you can decide which one you’d like to click first! Enjoy, and start getting excited about January! 🙂

#1 4 Things To Do Before 2017 by Angel Richardson

Angel is a life coach I recently discovered via YouTube. She is super positive and encouraging and I keep going back to her videos lately when I need a mental boost.

Key Takeaway: Angel asks you to look at the goals you didn’t accomplish in 2016 and think about why you didn’t accomplish them. She encourages you to look at your mindset surrounding those goals that you didn’t achieve in the last year. Then get to work on changing those mindsets! A better mindset will lead to more goals achieved.

#2 Review Your Year in 3 Simple Steps by Marie Forleo

Marie is a total powerhouse of a woman. Her tagline is “create a business and life you love” and she is not only smart and inspiring but also really quirky and hilarious.

Key Takeaway: Don’t just think about goals and to do’s for 2017, also think about things that you could let go of in 2017. Guilt, shame, embarrassments, resentments, goals that no longer align with who you are now or who you want to be in the future. Free yourself of the crap that doesn’t serve you!

#3 How to Plan Your Best Year Ever by Natalie Bacon/FinanceGirl

FinanceGirl is a money, career and lifestyle blog for young professional women. I happen to be subscribed to Natalie’s email list and couldn’t resist opening the email with a subject line promising me she’d help me plan my best year ever. It was a worthwhile open and a worthwhile click over to her blog post!

Key Takeaway: Out of her 5 steps, I love #5 the most – set up systems for your best year ever! A calendar, deadlines, monthly check-in reminders, etc.! I love this idea and will be using this tip for 2017 for sure.

Stay tuned for my 2017 goals! I will most likely share them on New Year’s Eve, or New Year’s Day! 🙂

Good luck with your 2017 goal setting! Share a goal in the comments below!

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  1. I’ve been thinking about this too. Wondering what is realistically achievable! this year went by so fast! cheers from kidcandoodle 🙂
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  2. You have a fantastic positive attitude.
    Well written and very cool 🙂

  3. My goal is to set achievable goals. Wonder if I’ll be able to achieve it! 😉
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  4. I think reflection is such a good thing. And I probably need to do these seeing as how 2016 was a pretty crazy year.

  5. Love this inspiration! Thinking about why some goals were not accomplished could really help in priorities and new goals, and letting go, well, that is just wonderful advice. You know where to link this up 😉
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  6. Catherine Sargent

    I can’t believe this year is almost over. I like the idea of setting goals. My goal for 2017 is to travel more.

  7. Oh man…I really need to get through these holidays before I can even think of goals. Great tips though for anyone who has time for it now.
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  8. Great post. Before the ball drops every year, I map out my goals the the steps i can take to achieve them. This is great advice.

  9. Great article! I needed the reminder to stop making excuses and stop being afraid of trying new things.

  10. I have started my goals this fall! I couldnt wait till 2017! Its time to get healthy now : )
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  11. I love this time of year, with the holidays but also reflection about the coming new year. It is a time to reflect and see where you want to be next year. These are great gals and tips to achieve them!
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  12. This is fantastic! I hope 2017 is amazing for you! I have started to list my goals too.
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  13. My goal for 2017 is to pay down the principal on my house mortgage. I would like to shave about 5000 off it.
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  14. Goals are great. Good thing to set them early.
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  15. Great post…as a Bucket Lister, obviously lists and graphs are my thing! I usually wait til about the 3rd week in January for the holidays to cool down before I make my official Eric Gamble State of the Union (cheesy I know)
    I do like Angel’s approach of reviewing your previous year and see what you didn’t accomplish and evaluate the why and work on improving that situation so it doesn’t happen again for new items
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  16. This was just the inspirational post I needed right now! thank you!

  17. I really enjoyed this! I was working on my goals last week, and I think I’ll go back over them now. Thanks ~ great article!!

  18. Seriously…..did you have to remind me it’s a measly 3 weeks away??? The time is going way to fast. Great list!

  19. Great links! I am in the process of planning my goals for 2017. I am always excited to read inspirational post that will help me on my path.
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  20. Do I even remember my goals for 2016? I think I don’t, lol. I didn’t meet them either. Circumstances more than anything else. 2016 was a bugger of a year for me.

  21. Really where has the year gone. I definitely need something like this as I’m going into 2017 with a new outlook.

  22. Oooo such good ideas!!! I love setting my goals for the year ❤️ I just wrote a post about this actually haha


  23. My goal for 2017 is to become better at blogging. Period.

  24. I cant believe it is time to do this again!
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  25. Great tips! They will be useful to those who have challenges in this are!

  26. wow, point number 2 really resonates for me, there’s been so much upset that I’ve dealt with this year and over the past few years that I’m having a hard time forgetting about and moving past. Letting go of things that hurt is my goal for 2017.
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  27. Goal setting is great, it keeps you on track for the rest of the year! For me, it’s a good motivation. Having goals is exciting and challenging! These are great tips!

  28. It’s so important to start your goals especially when you have your family now. Start your goals and achieve it tell your life is so good and pathetic!

  29. Great post!! I can’t wait for 2017!

  30. Great links! Thank you for sharing!
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  31. I love these tips! We sometimes need a little push to help us with out decisions especially when it comes to the new year! I love setting goals for myself!
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  32. I have been reflecting on 2016 and how I want to shape 2017. Great post with some inspiring ideas.

  33. I’ve been thinking a lot about goals for 2017. I love the feeling of a new year!
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  34. Love the idea of setting goals not only for things to do, but things to let go of. Great advice!

  35. I hope that 2017 will be as good as 2016 for me:) I don’t know if I had any goals on that year but my son was born in 2016 and that was the most important thing now I need to write down some goals for this new year
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  36. I feel many people set themselves up for failure when setting goals for a new year. My goals in 2016 was to deliver a healthy baby and thankfully this has happened. This post has me thinking of what I would like to achieve for 2017.

  37. I am definitely looking forward to a new year. This one wasnt unkind but I want some new adventures.

  38. Such a good post, I should try to achieve my goals this fall season

  39. I love all the great resources you always come up with!! Gotta check these videos out. 🙂
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