Keeping Track of Family Goals

I find that I’m so busy. Too busy sometimes. Although… I feel as if I thrive on busy. But I’m terrible at one thing… Keeping track of my goals. I set them and I don’t seem to reach them. Why is that?

Well… I did a little research and found that only 3% of people actually hit the goals that they’ve set for themselves. As my good friend Jess would say… What the what!? These 3% took the time to write them down and set objectives to meet along the way. That’s the secret!

I took this lesson to heart and began keeping a paper calendar. I’d write in little notes like… “deposited $25 in vacation fund”. I used post-it notes too and soon… I was lost in a sea of post-it notes and nowhere closer to my goal.

In my vast searches on the Internet… I discovered an app. (This shouldn’t surprise any of you… you know how I love me some apps!) I found out about a tool called Objectiveli. It allows you to set goals and the objectives to meet that goal. You can even mark your progress along the way. One of the coolest things about Objectiveli is that you can invite family and friends to watch you progress and cheer you on. This is the accountability that I need to stay on track with my goal!

So… I’ve set several goals for my family. There’s a vacation goal. There’s a reading level goal for each of my girls (and I’ve set up small objective milestones along the way to track their reading progress). Personally… I’ve set goals and objectives for the small side jobs I take on.

I want you to try it. For realsies. Try it and tell me if you feel like your goals and objectives are more organized. I really want to know!

You can find Objectiveli at and I wasn’t paid to write this blog post. I decided to write it because I felt like families could really use this tool. So… yeah! Try it!!!!




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  1. Jacque says:

    That sounds awesome! I wish I had a smartphone and not a dumbphone as my husband calls it. :) I guess I could use this on the iPad though! :)
    So much to do and it seems so little time. I am that way with school(for myself) right now but I am hoping and praying I am done by the beginning of next year! Thanks for the app recommendation. I will show the hubby. He loves stuff like this.

  2. RyanT Mink says:

    Hi Kelly, I am Ryan T Mink.

    I like your article. I really think people should share their goals more frequently.

  3. Thanks Kelly. This sounds like a great app. I’m going to start using it tomorrow.

  4. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
    matter to be actually something that I think I would never
    understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me.

    I am looking forward for your next post,
    I’ll try to get the hang of it!


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