So the carefree college life has been left behind and you are in a career now, a competitive atmosphere with many others, chasing your targets, following your boss’s instructions, maintaining your everyday’s to-do-list. Amidst all this you need to spare sometime for yourself to work towards your professional goal i.e. where you want to be in the next 5 years and doing what?
Like a directionless boat cannot reach to it’s destination. Similarly your professional graph cannot meet its desired stature unless you chalk out a plan to boost it tactically. By working towards a goal, you end up getting much more than your desired outcome. After all, setting and achieving meaningful career goals provides three essential career nutrients: increased job satisfaction, higher self-esteem, and improved quality of your life.
Here are some quick steps for young professionals on how can they their set their professional goals for the years to come.
Clarity is required
Start by looking into the future and creating a vision for your ideal self and career. Your job role, are you armed with sufficient skills or do we need to possess more. What’s your strength and where you lack.
Commitment is a must
Hating your job is never a solution. Either you move ahead and take up a new challenge or try to fix the issues you are facing. If you believe your goal is important and attainable, you stand a much higher chance of succeeding.
Feedback for self
You must identify a couple of key mentors and coaches to share your goals with and provide them with regular updates.
Set a five-year plan of smaller goals, that you need to complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan. Keep the process going by regularly reviewing and updating your goals.