We try and encourage people we work with to review significant past career decisions, and try to help them reflect and develop insights which may support future career decisions and directions.
While many people we talk to appear to have a clear idea of where they want their career to go in the short term, frequently they appear to have given little thought to the longer term. Often their career decisions seem to be made as a reaction to events outside their control. Dedicating time to think about how you would like your future to be and how best to turn that into reality puts you more in control of your destiny.
Setting career goals and breaking them down into achievable actions is a powerful process and can be a very motivating way to turn your personal vision into reality.
High achievers in all walks of life use goal-setting to support the continuing success. Well-framed, specific and realistic goals allow you to measure your progress, celebrate success and see positive movement. They build confidence increase your competitive edge. It all helps to make you stand out from the crowd.