Take these five steps, admittedly easier said than done, to envision your goals and achieve them:
- Identify short- and long-term goals.
- Determine which goals can be worked on at the same time.
- Set deadlines.
- Acquire knowledge or skills that will help you stay focused, such as speed-reading, active listening or an advanced degree.
- Ask people you admire for their insights on how to set and then achieve your goals.
Lesson: Find a new direction simply by identifying several aspects of your life that you enjoy the most and pouring all your energy into them.
—Adapted from Stepping Up: 12 Ways to Rev Up, Revitalize, or Renew Your Career, S. Gary Snodgrass, Greenleaf Book Group Press.