Setting the goal is just an event. Achieving the goal is a process. Goal-setting allows you to identify a new objective, skill, or task you’d like to accomplish and establish a clear path using smaller tasks to help. It involves creating milestones for yourself and building a strategy to help you stick to achieving these goals.
Importance of goal-setting
It’s important to set goals because it allows you to improve your skill set so you can advance in your career. It also allows you to stay on track with bettering yourself and providing a purpose for your personal and professional life.
How to develop a goal-setting process
Conduct a self-assessment
Take time to assess your interests, strengths, and areas to improve. Think about where you’d like to be in the next few years, both in your career and in your personal life.
Write down potential goals
you can write down the potential goals you hope to hit. Consider setting aside 15 minutes to free-write goals or aspirations you’d like to achieve in the next few months or few years.
Convert these objectives into SMART goals
SMART stands for smart, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. Your goal should be specific enough that it gives you a clear objective to work toward, rather than one that’s general or vague
Build an action plan to meet these goals
Write your final goals and store them somewhere that you’ll regularly notice them to ensure you’ll remember them
Map out a timeline and set deadlines
Planning out which goals you’ll complete by certain deadlines helps you focus on one at a time. Building a timeline and giving yourself specific dates to hit helps build a sense of urgency.
Get started on your goals
Follow each step you plan for yourself and try your best to stay on track
Check-in on your progress regularly
It’s important to regularly check in to make sure you’re still on track. It may be beneficial to schedule a weekly check-in to see how you’re doing.
Goal-setting is the process of taking active steps to achieve your desired outcome. This is a challenging process and it does not hurt if you ask for someone’s help. We can help, let us know.
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