Monday, September 13, 2010

Where to from here?

Career planning is important.  Having an idea of where you are heading, having goals to get there and a plan to match are vital to enabling you to achieve success.  Lets look at the three areas -

  • Goal.  This is the end point or the dream finish.  I recommend that you view the following pages which provide some great ideas around goal setting and SMART goals.
  • Plan.  This is the way/method you will use to head towards your goal destination.  The plan could be to sign up for some classes or University study.  It could be you would like a coach or a mentor.  Planning will help you make steps forwards.
  • Timetable.  The timetable adds to your goal some urgency and framework.  By having a clearly labelled time you are more likely to get motivated to get up and get going.
Once you have a plan and get started moving towards your goal remember to - stay flexible!  There is more than path up the mountain and things may not always turn out as you want them to.  But keep moving forward and adjust the three factors - goals, plans and timetables - to suit your current environment and ability to achieve.

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.”  Dag Hammarskjold .

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