'What do you want to achieve in next 5 years?’ Every person in the initial phase of their career answers this question saying, 'I want to be successful’.
To become successful, you need realistic goals. These goals are not the ones you dreamt of while you were writing an essay in college. But, these goals are actual realisations of where you want to be in the next 5 years.
For instance, if someone wants to be a writer, then they should set a particular timeline to achieve a certain salary scale. With this, it is also essential to learn, and in the above example, learning can be increased writing speed, better flow and ability to write in various forms.
Work goals are often a combination of your personal goals and your goals in accordance with your company. To accomplish more and aim higher at work, you should check both the boxes off your list, and here’s how you can do it.
Set Micro Goals
We all have a bigger goal, which is called macro goal, but, to achieve this macro goal you should divide it into micro goals for faster realisation. Let’s say you have to plan a 4-day campaign, then the optimum approach is to make plans one day at a time. When you try planning everything at once, everything seems jumbled and you are bound to make mistakes.
Why are micro goals useful when you can directly focus on a macro goal? This is because a macro goal is the larger picture, and it can be overwhelming to realise how much you still have to achieve. If you divide it into smaller goals, it becomes easy, and you get closer to your main aim with every step.
Coordinate And Communicate
When you work in a team, coordinating and communicating with other members give clarity. Everyone is there to serve a purpose, and communication can just make your work a little easier. So, always coordinate and communicate with other members before moving forward with anything.
Remember Your Macro Goals
Other than dividing a macro goal into micro goals, you should remember your main aim. Everyone is ultimately working to achieve that main aim. If you forget that, in the process of accomplishing micro goals, you lose a lot. Never lose your focus from the final destination.
With this, another thing that comes under a macro goal is a list of your personal goals. While you can easily achieve work goals as you are spending so much time in office, accomplishing personal goals is difficult. You need dedication for that, so, don’t forget your personal macro goal.
Every goal will have some obstacles. Identifying potential difficulties initially can save a lot of your time. If you already have in mind what could go wrong, you can be prepared in advance to make repairs. However, if these things catch you off guard, you’ll end up with stress and a problem that needs immediate attention.
Although most of us think setting goals is enough, what is more important, is setting deadlines. There should be a ballpark for everything. Even a small business or store owner sets a deadline, and they give their best to accomplish something before this deadline.
Everybody should do the same. You cannot run in loops, and achieve nothing in the end. Be honest with yourself, take some extra time, but set your deadlines.
Set Realistic Goals
Many people don’t set realistic goals. This ends up badly because there are slim chances of achieving unrealistic goals, and the outcome is mostly disappointing. To avoid demotivating yourself, set goals you know you can achieve with hard work. You simply can’t aim to become a bestselling author after your first attempt. Yes, people accomplish that too, but a larger percentage of authors don’t.
Write It Down
Writing down your goals gives it a sense of reality and you remember what you have to achieve. Most of the times, we forget small but significant goals as these goals slip away from our mind. This is completely natural. Working people already have so much on their plate that some things can bounce. To avoid that, write down your goals.
Setting goals is a great practise not only for your career but also for everything else in life. Sometimes, you’ll lose track of things, but if you have a habit of setting and accomplishing goals, you’ll recover fast.