How to create and achieve personal and career goals

Successful people generally have a good understanding about what they want to achieve in life (and in what timeframe) and invest a lot of focus and energy into planning their personal and career goals.

It is important to understand that everything we accomplish in life involves steps. To be able to realistically achieve your overarching goals it can be very helpful to separate them into a series of smaller, more specific objectives. 

Specific goals have a far greater chance of being achieved than those which are more general.  To ensure that you accomplish them, you must learn how to effectively set and measure your goals in a SMART way.

SMART goals are:
Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Timely

To stay on track and reach targeted goals you must push yourself and have a prior understanding of any limitations that may present themselves on your path to success.  What you are able to achieve will be determined by your attitude, efforts and how realistic your goals are. Whilst some goals may seem impossible, the hardest tasks at times can seem the easiest when challenges become a labour of love.

Whether they are personal or career focused, all goals should be grounded within a certain time frame. The threat of time and urgency, within reason, can become a catalyst for motivation and should help to push you to achieve.
 
We all have goals and direction; although in some people it can take a fair bit of soul-searching to identify them. Sometimes we may need a little nudge to motivate ourselves, while at other times it can be useful to draw back and gain some perspective. Whatever stage you are at, don’t lose sight of your dreams – ensure you are on the most productive path to success in both your personal life and career by creating achievable objectives and using SMART steps to move towards achieving them.   

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 05/09/2011 at 9:10 AM | Categories:

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