Goals: Holding the Standard of Success
Success is a highly s
ubjective term. What does it feel and look like? How do we know whether it has happened or not? Is there a right and wrong way of making it happen? The truth is, the answer is up to us.
Most commonly, employees don't measure their professional success based on high positions, promotions, or salary raises. But instead, what they achieve at the end of the day.
How do goals measure success?
Goals are the push we need. They are the driving force for us to take control and develop an effective strategy to get us the desired result. Developing a set of goals gives us a sense of clarity, challenges us to push the boundaries that get in our way, and tests our commitment to fulfilling them. In a nutshell, it asks, "How far are you willing to go to succeed?"
How can we set clear goals for ourselves?
Get Some Clarity
Gaining clarity can help you discover the purpose of what you need to do and what process can be used to get it done. Additionally, gaining clarity can help you develop measurable, specific goals that can lead to a smoother and more thorough process of achieving them.
Focus on What You Can Control
There are factors you can influence and factors you have no control over for any goal. Set clear boundaries for yourself, and understand the limitations that are in front of you as well. Making a plan for what to do if the external variables don't work out is also beneficial.
Consider the Big Picture and Think Beyond the Present Responsibilities
A diverse range of abilities and experiences are frequently needed for career advancement. The capacity to increase your duties and advance in your career depends on your ability to continue learning, so make sure to include professional seminars and other educational opportunities on your list of goals.
Understand What Goal Achievement Would Look Like
A good workplace objective is time-bound, relevant, quantifiable, attainable, and specific. Beyond those fundamentals, consider what it would be like to attain your goals. Would it facilitate the flow of a particular project? Would it make it possible for the team to collaborate more successfully? You can stay motivated by visualizing a future (accomplished) goal.
Ask for Support When It Is Needed
Find supporters inside and outside your organization, and create a network of business people who are invested in your success. Talk to them, seek their counsel, and pay close attention.
When we set goals, we figure out how far we are willing to go to attain professional success. It also allows us to challenge ourselves to go beyond our comfort zone for something bigger and better. As a result, we become better and more dedicated employees equipped with more information and skills than before.