The importance of revisiting and reviewing your goals

By Zoe Taylor

Back in January we shared an editable goal poster with you in this blog post, which you could download and enter your goals onto.

The whole idea was to encourage you to display your goals everywhere you can see them as a constant reminder. Why? Because goal setting is such an important part of success. If you don’t know what you’re working towards, or even just have a general idea, it’s going to be a lot more difficult for you to develop a clear path to reaching your desired end point, whether that be obtaining your dream job or winning a competition for example.

On top of setting and recording goals, it’s important to re-visit them regularly, perhaps weekly or monthly, to ensure you’re on track and that nothing has changed. If your goals have changed since you last reviewed them, that’s okay! Circumstances and situations change all the time – perhaps certain things that were a priority last month have been surpassed by something else this month.

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It may not even be that an entire goal has changed, just that its purpose or the steps to achieving it have been slightly altered. It’s all about staying up to date with what you want to achieve and making sure it’s not only going to ultimately lead to success, but also happiness.

Getting the steps to achieving the goals is important too. Knowing not only what your goals are but exactly what it is that you need to do to achieve them is essential. For example, if you want a promotion at work, steps to achieving this might be helping out more with tasks around the office, working extra hard on your set tasks or initiating new systems that help with productivity within the office.

So go back and check on those goals you set yourself in January, or if you haven’t set any as yet, go ahead and set some now to get the image clear in your mind about what it is that you want to achieve this year and in the years ahead.

For help in finding the right career path for you, or for useful tips on areas including studying and finding success, call 1800 143 080 or visit www2.collegesonline.com.au/mycareer to contact one of our friendly career advisors!

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