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My Goals

My Goals is a tool in My HealtheVet that can help you set a goal and understand the necessary tasks to meet your goal. My Goals makes it easy for you to set goals, identify your strengths and Tasks to overcome obstacles, and track your progress. My Goals can be used to help your health care team understand what is important to you. If you do not have a My HealtheVet account, you can create your personal account by registering. Once registered, you can start using My Goals today.

Frequently Asked Questions About My Goals This site has questions and answers that may help you understand more about the My Goals feature and how it can help you.

General Information

You can use My Goals to:

  • Set Your Goals - Think about what you want to do in your life and build a plan to make those things happen.

  • Identify Your Strengths - Define what you do well and use these skills to help reach your Goals.

  • Identify Obstacles - Think about things that stand in your way and how you will deal with them.

  • Create and Manage Tasks - Identify the actions you will take to overcome your Obstacles.

  • You Track Your Goals - Follow progress as you record accomplishments.

  • Remember Your Goals - Set up email reminders to help you remember Tasks you need to complete to reach your Goals.

  • Reward Your Goals - Celebrate by giving yourself a Reward for reaching a Goal.

Key Takeaways

  • Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into a reality.

  • Setting Goals helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.

  • Setting clearly defined Goals allows you to measure and take pride in the achievement of those Goals.

  • Completing Tasks helps you measure progress towards achieving Goals and promotes self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability in achieving your Goals.

  • Instead of "I wish I could..." ask "What steps do I need to take so I can..."

  • Size your Goals:

    • Create your 'big picture' and identify the large-scale Goals that you want to achieve.

    • Break these down into the smaller and smaller Goals.

  • Break Tasks into manageable smaller steps.

  • Review your Goals daily.

  • Every time you make a decision during the day, ask yourself if that decision takes you closer to your Goal or does it set you further back?

Interactive Tutorials

Creating Goals with My Goals is an interactive course that shows you step by step how to use My Goals.

Learn More about Goal Setting

My Goals User Guide is a detailed explanation of each step of the process of setting, tracking and completing a Goal within the tool.
The Goal Setting Guide will help you start to think about what your Goals are and how to set a Goal that you can achieve. It describes the things that are helpful to think about when identifying your Strengths, Obstacles and Tasks. If you are feeling "stuck" in how to create Goals for yourself, this guide will help you get started.