If you don’t have goals in your life, you’re basically going with the flow. This can actually relax you in the short term, because you don’t have to worry about making tough decisions and let just it go. Unfortunately, in the long run, this may be quite risky. If you decide later that you want to go somewhere else, it may be much more difficult to change direction than it was when you were at the helm from the start.
Why Setting Goals?
Setting goals is a valuable way to establish the career you desire. You will decide how to use the time and resources to make progress by setting targets and mapping out a simple pathway on how to get there. It’s difficult to decide what jobs to be applied, milestones, or other achievements you want to attain without goals.
Goal setting includes the development of an action plan designed to motivate and guide individuals or teams to move toward their goals that can be guided by goal setting criteria, such as SMART standards.
What is SMART?
SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based. Each element of the SMART framework works together to create a goal that is carefully planned, clear and trackable.