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How to Set Realistic Goals For a Successful Career

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  • 27 Mar 2020
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“What is goal-setting according to you?” was the first question that our expert, Bhakti Rana, Head, People & Culture, Blue Planet YASASU Solutions, asked in her Expert Chat on the ‘Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Realistic Goals’.

So, what is goal-setting?

Your goal is the dream that you have seen for yourself — it is how you want your future to be. The most important aspect of a goal is achieving it, which is exactly why setting the right goals is crucial. 

From something as simple as reaching office on time, we set goals for ourselves in almost every aspect of our day-to-day routine. To achieve even the simplest of things, we set goals or a target and aim towards reaching it. 

So, basically, goal-setting is deciding a goal for yourself, dedicating time and putting in the efforts to achieve it. 

What to Keep in Mind While Setting a Goal?

The only thing to keep in mind is that the goal should be easy to achieve.

If the goal you have set is causing stress or is not practical, then it means that your goal is not realistic. You should always remember that only realistic goals are achievable.

The goal you have set should be something that you enjoy doing or something that interests you, and not something that causes additional stress.

Keeping this in mind, let’s see how to set realistic goals.

Steps to Achieve Realistic Goals

Step 1:

Setting goals becomes tricky when you have multiple goals in your mind. When there are multiple goals, there is a lot of confusion. 

The solution to this prioritisation. 

  1. Prioritise your goal. 
  2. Pick a goal for the next 30 days. Pick one goal that you can work on and achieve in the next 30 days. You can decide which goal to pick based on how relevant the goal is to you at that point of time. 

This way, you will not have multiple goals, you will not be confused, and you will be able to focus on the need of the hour.

Have you understood the first step of setting a goal? 

Are you pumped to know what the other steps of goal-setting are?

Then, watch this Expert Chat featuring Bhakti Rana, Head, People & Culture, Blue Planet YASASU Solutions:

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