The Office Quarters Blog
Tips on how to set and stick with your professional goals
Setting goals is something we’ve all done. It may come easier to some, but we could still use a little help when it comes to achieving goals. Here are a few tips for setting goals, staying on track and how to achieve them.
What’s Your Plan
A well thought out plan will give you direction and structure. Make a plan and make sure you write down what you want to achieve and your timeframe. The physical act of writing down a goal makes it real and tangible. Allow ample time so you can break down your big goals into smaller ones that are achievable on a weekly basis. Whether it’s a long-term or short-term plan, make it detailed and try to stick to it. Good intentions will always give you good focus.
Make your goals specific. Vague goals make it difficult to stick to and will set you up for failure.
Focusing on goals which you can accomplish in the short-term is the motivating factor. Visualizing success can help you stay motivated during challenging times, see the bigger picture and not give up on your goals or yourself!
Take A Break
Give yourself a break from working on these goals occasionally. Taking a little bit of a break from your goals can be helpful. It allows you to refresh your perspective and not burn out. Take time to bounce back.
Set goals that relate to the high priorities in your life. Without this type of focus, you can end up with far too many goals, leaving you too little time to devote to each one. Goal achievement requires commitment, so to maximize the likelihood of success, you need to feel a sense of urgency.
You may ask or receive feedback and criticism that can sometimes be distractive. Believe in yourself and what you are capable of. Criticism can knock you off your career journey. But other times it can be invaluable career advice and actually help you to make you do the task at hand better. Listen carefully and respond in a positive fashion. Sometimes it can inspire you. Most times, it’s about how you accept it. Make honest targets, stay focused on your plan and reach high.
When you need to simplify your business so you can focus on your goals, The Office Quarters has the answer. It’s easy, just share your business goals with us and we’ll map out the workspace plan to get you there.