Preparing for change can be compared to a journey - the first step is to determine where you want to go to. This method can also be used for setting learning objectives.


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How to build your goal pyramid?

Goal pyramid

Draw a triangle and divide into three parts.

In the top section write down what you want to accomplish, for example:

  • Sell your wife's silk paintings on the internet.
  • Change your family's eating habits towards a healthier and more sustainable diet.
  • Spend less time on writing reports.

In the middle section write down your intermediate goals - steps you need to take in order to get closer to your main goal.

In the bottom section write down your short-term goals - tasks you have undertake in order to implement the intermediate goals.

Variation: you can draw a goal pyramid to set a time frame for reaching your goal.

1st example: Setting goals

Setting goals

2nd example: Setting tasks and a time frame

Setting tasks and a time frame


Here you can see other examples of goal pyramids.