September 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

Are you tired of not accomplishing what you set out to accomplish? Google Calendar has a simple and easy to use app that can help you. Here’s how you can get up fast with the goals app in Google Calendar.

What are Google Calendar Goals?

As a Google Cloud G-Suite Consultant, I love exploring all the tools available to Google and G-Suite users. One of the lesser-known tools available in Google Calendar for IOS and Android is the goals app. If you’re a Google calendar user in these platforms, you may have seen the goals app hiding behind the plus button at the bottom of the screen. It’s actually a quick and easy way to set up and monitor your goals. You can read an interesting post on goals in Google Calendar here. Take a moment and read my blog post on how to set achievable goals here


Goals for Google Calendar breaks things down clearly. It’s comprised of categories:

  • Exercise
  • Build a Skill
  • Family and Friends
  • Me Time
  • Organize My Life

Under the categories, you can break down the goal further with activities relevant to the category. Further, there are even more steps below activities. You can drill down easily on what you want to accomplish. 

Steps to Add your First Goal

First, when in the Google Calendar app on iOS or Android, tap the plus button. There you select “Goal.” From there, select the goal category you’d like to work on.Smart Goals

Next, Choose the activity within the category. If you don’t see what you want, tap “custom” for further options.

Finally, select how often you’d like to work on the goal, then for how long, and during what period in the day. At this point, the calendar app will schedule work on your goal on your calendar when you have available time. 

Now you’ll notice on your calendar an entry with a flag. When you tap on it, you can tap on “Did it,” Yay, or later to reschedule.

That’s it. You’ve set up your goals. It’s important to remember that often, simple is the best way to accomplish tasks and take action on what matters in your life and business.

I work with clients on digital organizing and productivity. Love to learn about your goals for the new year. if you’d like to schedule a complimentary 1-hour introductory virtual meeting, you can access my scheduler here. Also, leave a comment on how you set goals and if Google Goals has helped you. 

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