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Setting Goals (Part 2)

Let’s dive into how to create effective goals step by step –

  • Step 1 – Identify a Balanced Set of Goal Categories
    • Suggestion – Use the 8 different categories from the Wheel of Life [ i.e., Career, Family & Friends, Health, Money, Significant Other, Fun & Recreation, Personal Growth, Physical Environment]
  • Step 2 – Set Lifetime Goals
    • Brainstorm a list of goals that you would like to achieve in your lifetime
    • Trim down this list on what you want to achieve, not others’ goals for you
    • Fill in the Life Goals [page 1] of the Personal Goals Template
  • Step 3 – Set Smaller Goals based on Time
    • Long-Term Goals >5 years
    • Mid-Term Goals >1 year or <5 years
    • Short-Term Goals < 1 year
    • Fill in page 2, 3, and 4 of the template for each timeframe

Creating Effective Goals – Career Summary

Next time we’ll look at how to maintain your goals ongoing, celebrate your successes, and revise goals that did not work out.