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This process takes courage. What we’re talking about is a leap of faith. Go through this process as many times as you need to in order to become clear on who you are, what you want, and what your interests, values, passions and purpose are. Then develop a strategy to test your choices for your next career path. Your chances of achieving success in carrying out the actions you choose will be greatly enhanced by your ability to effectively set goals that give order and direction to your efforts. Here are the qualities that need to be considered in effective goal-setting:
S – Specific. Your goals should be stated in detail, not in vague terms.
M – Measurable. Your goals should be stated in language that includes definite quantities so that the degree of your success can be evaluated.
A – Achievable. You need to be realistic about what you can actually do and avoid setting yourself up for failure.
R – Relevant. Make sure that the goal aligns with the actual outcome you want to achieve.
T – Targeted. Give yourself a realistic, definite time frame for carrying out the action. Take the opportunity to practice effective goal-setting by applying the above guidelines to a result that you want to achieve in your life.