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With motivation ready, professional goal setting comes next.
Goal setting is an important method of deciding what are the important things you want to achieve in life, separating and prioritizing the important from the irrelevant.
For professionals, decision making and time management are more difficult. Having a set of goals provides the necessary guidelines for making simple to complex decisions that will ultimately affect your career.
With professional goal setting, you will set goals, establish success measures and working plans.
There are programs available to help you manage productivity through a structured goal setting and planning process. These programs will advance your goal setting skills to motivate you to put your career goals into constant motion while gaining support for resources needed to accomplish them.
Areas where you need help include:
- smart decision making on hiring and reducing the number employees
- enhancing executive team performance and team building
- developing better leadership skills especially among the different division managers
- managing people more effectively through better communication
Through training programs, reading books or using your instincts and common sense in professional goal setting you will be able to improve your performance of your specific professional goals.
Learn to set goals
Set your goals while giving yourself a peaceful environment. This will allow you to brainstorm better. Start by writing everything down. Some of the things you want to do may sound initially ridiculous but they will slowly rationalize while you are doing it.
Be practical. Set goals that are measurable. In your initial list, weed out the ones that do not make sense.
If you achieve all conditions of a measurable goal, then you can feel confidence and comfort in achieving them.
If you consistently fail to meet a measurable goal, then you can adjust it or analyze the reason for failure and take appropriate action to improve your talents and skills.
Set goals that are not too easy for they do not motivate you to improve. Goals that cause the person to develop into a better individual are goals that motivate. Motivation is vital in setting goals.
Sometimes the problem with professionals in goal setting is that they set unrealistic and unmanageable goals. It is good to challenge yourself but be sure to set goals that are truly achievable through hard work, perseverance and by being smart about your career choices.
Achieving your goals
Constantly refer to your professional goals setting list for guidance. Your action plan and behavior will be based entirely on it. If any of your short- or long-term goals call for a change of attitude, you should be able to motivate yourself towards the needed change. Find ways to give yourself positive reinforcement for making these changes. Reading a book or a short article in a magazine will help, among others.
When you have achieved a significant part of your lifetime goals, take time to enjoy the feeling of satisfaction that comes with it. Learn the implications of the goal achievement, and observe the progress you have made towards your bigger goals.
Do not forget to reward yourself for a job well done.
"Professional Goal Setting" Brought to you by
Author - "Jim Miller"
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