Setting up a template of my Monthly Goal Planner


I love journaling.
It helps me to watch life more clearly.
And the clarity guides me to the next step.
By journaling, my life could become my teacher.

Last month, I tried a new format of a planner.
It’s a simplified version of journaling. It helped me to see a bigger picture of what’s going on in my life.

In designing the format, I was influenced by two books:

THE ONE THING by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan


How did I use this monthly goal planner?


Goal Planner April 2019 Shawn

I printed out the form and posted it on the wall that I could see easily.

Every morning, I stood in front of the planner. After reading it, I visualized what I could create today and this month.

Picked today’s ONE THING and wrote it down on today’s cell. I chose the ONE Thing by asking the question (as suggested by the book “THE ONE THING”):

“What’s the ONE thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or even unnecessary?”

Then, drew a line from the left bottom corner to the right top corner on the cell. The upward stroke ↗ symbolizes the start of the day.

In the evening, I stood in front of the planner again. After reading it, I reviewed my day and drew a line from the left top corner to the right bottom corner. The downward stroke ↘ symbolizes the end of the day.

At the end of the month, after reviewing the month and I saved it in my binder for the yearly review.


Sharing the template of Goal Planner May 2019


As I’ve improved the quality of my life with this planner, I want to share it with anybody who wants to try.

Please click the link to download the form.

▶ Download PDF format

▶ Download Google Sheets (Editable format – you can make a copy on your Google Drive, or you can download it as an Excel file)

Goal Planner May 2019

A Template of Goal Planner May 2019

Happy May 2019!