Goal Setting For Your Future - Part 2 | Build Your Profile on our Job Board |
By Lisa Dunster | Veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard | April 17, 2013 |
For those of you who have started or already completed the exercise with Part 1, awesome job. You are well on your way to creating the success you want. You understand your motivations, your must haves, and your deal breakers. You have started to look at what matters most to you by examining your values and you know the parameters that you need to make your work successful.
If you did not complete Part 1, it is not too late. Stop here until you have Part 1. complete.
Now you are ready for the next step. Today you will work to write down some specific goals. Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” You have the ability to establish goals that set you on the course to know where you are going.
Keep the answers you wrote for Part 1 nearby so that you can refer to them. Then work to create 2 written goals for each area:
- 2 job search / work related goals (professional development, networking, reading, etc.)
- 2 personal goals ( i.e. Exercise, finances, free time, excesses, medical issues, etc.)
- 2 relational goals (i.e. spouse, kids, parents, or close friends)
If you allow yourself to do this work, you will have greater clarity about the direction for your future. Throughout the rest of the week spend time reading each of the goals you have written. Make sure that you keep the answers to Part 1 and the goals from Part 2. In a place where you can see them and reflect on them. Next, you will need to establish your plan. In the interim, take some time to set your goals and accomplish this initial work.
“There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” – Henry Ford
“Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.” Victor Frankl
“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca