Creating A Mission & Vision With Goals For 2021 [Quick Guide]

Creating A Mission & Vision With Goals For 2021 [Quick Guide]

The new year is upon us and we’re all thinking of New Year’s resolutions. You probably also know that most of those New Year’s resolutions can be found in the trash after a few weeks. It’s time to put an end to this by properly setting goals accompanied by a clear mission and vision.

That’s why, in this quick post, we’ll go through the ultimate 2021 Goal, Mission & Vision Template!

Oh and before you start, I’d like to suggest something to you. If you want a surefire way of reaching your goals, getting an accountability partner can help tremendously. So check out this post about How To Form Good Habits With An Accountability Partner if you’re interested!

Step 1, creating your vision

Before we can go on to create goals for 2021 we need a vision and a mission. Your vision is a rough outline for the future you envision and is the basis for your goals. Your mission also reflects the core elements of your vision and will thus help you in staying motivated when reaching your goals.

Now, for creating your vision, ask yourself the following: ”Who and what do I want to be at the end of 2021 and what will I have done for my surroundings and the people around me?”

Describe in a relatively short piece of text what you want to achieve and on what values this is based.

All the way down at the end of this post you’ll find the downloadable 2021 Goal, Mission & Vision Template.

A few other things to consider when writing your vision:

  • Where do you want your career to go?
  • Which long-term results do you want to go after?
  • What do you visualize?
  • What do you really want to go for?
  • What do I value deeply?
  • What motivates me?
  • What are my skills and qualities?
  • What do I represent?

Step 2, creating your mission

As mentioned before, your mission is supposed to motivate you and needs to reflect the core elements of your vision. Your mission should encompass your central goal and the underlying values.

The goal of creating a mission is mainly the clarity it creates and the motivation it will provide when things are getting tough – and things will undoubtedly get tough. It’s more so a reminder of why you’re doing this, packed in words that speak to you on a deep level.

Now with this information in your brain, start writing your mission!

This is also a good place to note that you don’t have to finish your goals, mission, and vision in one sitting. Actually, most people are better off in the long-term by finishing the document in two or more sittings. This makes you reflect on what you have written a few extra times, which improves the chance of your goals, mission, and vision corresponding deeply with what you are and want from life.

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Step 3, splitting your vision into goals

It’s pretty straightforward, really. Your vision already is comparable to a long-term goal. So, all you need to do here is think of a few main goals that are more or less derived from your vision.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you should make your goals SMART;

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-oriented

You should now have at least three main goals with a clear timespan and an unambiguous meaning. You’re also able to track progress on them and you resonate with your goals.

Step 4, create sub-goals

Now you have some goals, but we’re not done yet!

To really get into these goals, you’re going to divide them further into sub-goals. You should be able to get three sub-goals out of each main goal. Go ahead and put it in the document!

Step 5, set weekly or bi-weekly goals for your sub-goals

Ahh, the last step.

You’ve set main and sub-goals already, so we trust you’re able to set these weekly or bi-weekly goals for your sub-goals. This helps tremendously with staying on track and in line with your vision. Also, consider keeping a logbook on these goals – also weekly or bi-weekly – so you can track progress and correct mistakes even better!

A good alternative to a pen and paper logbook is a habit tracking app. To find one that suits your needs read The 6 Best Habit Tracking Apps For 2021

Here’s the template!

set weekly goals and keep a logbook

Now you’re all set for 2021, you’ll crush it, for sure!

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As always, until next time!

5 thoughts on “Creating A Mission & Vision With Goals For 2021 [Quick Guide]”

  1. I love SMART goals. They have helped me a lot over the years. And thank you for such a helpful post, especially the download. Your right with visualisation, it really needs splitting into achievable goals, or it would become overwhelming. Once again, great post.

  2. I love this post, I just finished working on my vision board on canva but I will be adding some things to it using your tips. Thanks for sharing

  3. Thanks for these tips because I have a HUGE vision and mission for 2021 as I’m designing my very own planner for the year 2022! All of these tips will help me make progress to reach my goals this year.

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