❓What should a work-based goal look like? 🤷
Most of us have deadlines or time-based projects within the workplace and if you’re trying to map out your 12 week goals, these might seem like a good place to start. But I’m here to tell you differently 😇
A goal you set yourself should always be based on personal growth, or self improvement. If you set yourself a goal in the workplace of completing a project or a piece of work, then all you’re doing is doubling up on the deadline your boss gave you 😣You have no extra motivation to complete that goal because it’s probably not going to really improve your life and it’s ❗not one you set yourself ❗
⭐So how do you find a workplace goal that is guaranteed to lead to personal growth?
✍If you know you want to set at least one work-based goal but are struggling to identify it, try this little exercise.
1 Write down where you’d like to be within your job in 6 months, 1 year and 2 years’ time ✅
2. Now write down what skills or experience you will need to have in order to hit each of those three milestones. Aim for at least two for each milestone ✅
3. Finally, next to each skill/experience write down what you can physically do now to achieve that. Do you need to shadow someone/take a course/ask for feedback/mentor someone/take on some different pieces of work? The list is endless ✅
You should now have a list of at least six ways in which you can start heading toward self-improvement in the workplace. These steps don’t have to be big, but they probably need to involve pushing you outside of your comfort zone.
❗Don’t be afraid: this is where real growth happens ❗
Pick one or two to work on over the next 12 weeks and before you know it you’re on the path to getting what you truly want out of your job 👑
📚Don’t forget our Six Month Planners are the perfect way to plan and track your 12 week goals and will be with you every day on that journey.