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14. Setting Goals...Once you've got a job or two in mind that you might like to do, it is VITAL to set realistic and achievable goals to help you obtain that job.
If you do NOT set any goals, you'll find that life just seems to... happen.... without any real purpose or direction!
To make sure you get what you WANT out of life, you must set goals, make plans to achieve them, and then take action!
Drawing up a plan of action involves:
For example, if you were aged 15 right now, in Year 10, then for you to achieve your major long term goal of becoming a ___?___ in 5 years time, you would need to:
It might seem like a lot of effort to go to, but by breaking things up into these "bite-sized" chunks, you have more control over what happens to you.
It is important that you also put a TIME next to each step, so that you know when something must be done, and you can measure your success (or failure) on completion of each step.
This will help you evaluate your progress, so if things do not work as intended, your plans can easily be changed to allow you to go in another direction.
If you have alternate plans as well, then if something forces a really BIG change to Plan A, if you've planned wisely, then Plans B, C or even D can still go ahead!
Don't put all your eggs in one basket!
What questions should you consider when developing your own plan?
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