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6 Tips for Goal-Setting That, Trust Me, They Don't Teach You in College
8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Years ago, my boss, who's the vice president of human resources at our company, asked me to write my goals for the year. Having never had any training in, and no real reason for, writing professional goals, I went back to my boss for guidance.

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Goal setting needs active participation

Your goals will not achieve themselves and will require your vigorous participation.

Unless you have goals, you have no way of knowing whether or not you’ve already reached the pinnacle of yo...

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6 Goal setting tips

  1. Write goals that align with your values. If your career goals aren’t supporting your life goals, you are bound to have a miserable existence.
  2. Set goals that you can control

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Future Proof Your Career

Future-proofing your career to stay relevant isn't about learning how to code or going back to college.

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Shrinking Life Cycle of Jobs

A life cycle of a job is shrinking rapidly, and if you're not re-inventing yourself or pivoting on time, you are rendered out of work sooner than in the past decades.

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Your resolve

The secret to effectively setting and achieving your goals is to have a large vision and an achievable plan.

The pursuit matters

The pursuit matters just as much as the goal.
Consider why you're pursuing your goal and how the journey to achieve it will help you grow as a person.

The right scope

People often give up on their resolutions because they set unattainable goals.

Try to set a goal that you can reasonably achieve within one year. If it is challenging to complete it in your set timeframe, you might become overwhelmed and give up. If the goal will take more than one year, try and set a benchmark for what you'd like to accomplish in a year.

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