Career goals vary, it can be getting a new certification, new degree, gain new skills, achieve work-life balance, increase productivity at work, improve time-management, build personal brand, switch career, get a new job and so on..

However, before you get lost in the race towards writing and setting your 2018 (SMART) goals.

There are important things to note…


Think about ‘The How? The What? The Why? The When? The Who? of your goals.


The How?- How do you want to achieve it? How would you measure success of your goal? How will you get the resources needed to achieve your goals.


The What? What is it that you really want? Do you have what it takes to achieve the goal? Is it within your control? What is the specific outcome you are looking for? What will the goals help you to achieve?


The Why?- Why are you setting the goals? Why do you want it? Why this goal? Why is it so important? Is this goal in line with your overall life plan? Is it in sync with your values?


The When? At what specific time or date do you want to achieve your goal? Is this a short term or long-term goal? Have you set a definite time of completion? When is the deadline?

The Who? Who needs to be included. Who are your support systems? Have you identified the people that will help you achieve your goals?

Great goals are deliberate and outcome-focused and should be aligned with your values.

Having done all;

“Delight yourself also in the Lord , And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”
Psalms 37:4-5 NKJV

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