Today’s workplace demands multitasking,
managing an overloaded work schedule and producing high quantity results.
Somewhere along the way the goal of you having to enjoy your work environment
and delivering those great results, seems to be lost at sea.
As a result, you probably feel more
pressure than ever before. But do not let anxiety get the best of you, we have
got some tips to help regain motivation, build self-confidence and help reduce
work related stress in your career.
It’s great to set goals, but you won’t get
very far in achieving them if they aren’t realistic and detailed. Thankfully,
we have found a simple framework to help you to set your goals called the S.M.A.R.T.
Let me break it down for you:
The more defined and specific a goal is the easier that you will have a
good idea of the progress you are making.
Ask yourself the six W questions: Who,
What, Where, When, Which, and Why? Instead of setting the goal of learning
how to use Microsoft Excel, which is too vague, turn it into something like “I
want to learn how to use formulas and pivot tables.”
There has to be a measurable element to each goal
one sets so that you can track progress towards this goal. This will give you
more of an idea how much time and effort you need to put in to accomplish your
Is it safe to assume that you can actually achieve
the end result you are looking for?
Sure, it’s easy to learn how to draw tables on Microsoft Excel, but it would be
much less realistic to assume you’ll learn fifty other things and remember
It is important to ask yourself the question of
whether or not you are willing and able to achieve whatever goal you have set
for yourself. Set a goal that will challenge and force you to reach and draws
upon more motivational
power that is easy.
Give yourself a reasonable deadline to stay on
track. Make sure you assign every goal a specific completion date “I want to
start a new job by March.”
Setting your SMART goals
Setting goals is more than deciding what you want to do. That’s only the first
step, like picking a destination on a map. To be more successful, you need map
out how you will reach your destination and figure out how long it will take
you to get there. Now you have the fundamentals of successful goal setting.
Keep the SMART acronym in mind to help you remember the basics. The next step
is translating this process to fit your needs.
So, I’ll ask again: What do you want to get
out of your career? Do you now have a better idea after using the smart method
to set your goals?
Let us know what your goals are in the
comment box below.
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