How to Set and Achieve Your Career Success Goals

This is the fourth in a series of short “how to” posts. I am experimenting with this format.  Please leave a comment letting me know what you think about it.

All successful people set goals.  Then they meet or exceed them.  They do this day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.  I’m 62 years old, and have been in business for myself for 25 years.  I set goals every year and develop quarterly milestones for those goals.  I measure myself against these goals and milestones.  It’s a habit I developed when I was first out of college.  It’s served me well over the years.

Set high goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results Oriented and Time Bound).  Develop milestones for accomplishing your goals.  Milestones are steps along the way to goal achievement.  They keep you on track and they motivate you by giving you reason to celebrate when you accomplish them.


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