Goal Setting

By, 08/24/2012

Setting and working towards goals can be an important part of your career development. Ever since elementary school (or even before), we’ve learned about goals and the importance of working to achieve objectives. After all, your productivity should increase if you are working towards something specific, right?

Goal setting is outlining how you’d like your future, either short or long term, to look.  Anyone who has ever set a goal and reached it will tell you how rewarding it can be.

Here are a few tips for drawing your own roadmap to success:

  1. Visualize attaining your goal. If a promotion or a dream job is what you’re after, imagine yourself doing that job.
  2. Map out the steps to reaching each goal. How will you get there? What things can you do to make sure you stick to your plan?

Make sure your goal is ultimately attainable. It’s a lot easier to work toward something when you know the end result is possible