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Career Goal Setting

Be enthusiastic, but try having an enthusiasm!

Career Goal Setting

Be enthusiastic, but try having an enthusiasm!

Try to make enthusiasm central to your career goal setting.

Often those around us catch that sense of passion, causing a multiplying and magnifying effect. Of course whilst being enthusiastic is highly desirable, having an enthusiasm is something entirely different.

It’s far easier to love what you do, if you can apply an enthusiasm to your career. When properly developed and applied, an enthusiasm can get you a long way. However this knowledge and passion must be in an area of value to your work, otherwise it’s really a hobby.

Think about developing a specialism relevant to your work. Preferably one which inspires you.

So what are you enthusiastic about?

In his book: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less, Richard Koch makes some suggestions relevant to happiness at work.

The key to developing a career built around your enthusiasms is knowledge:

Career goal setting - enthusiasm!

When thinking about your career development, consider the importance of enthusiasm. Becoming an acknowledged leader in a field which enthuses you may make you a happy worker. Don’t forget though, fostering your colleagues’ passions, wherever possible, could also make you a happy manager. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm!

Spare a couple of minutes to watch Darren Hardy stressing the importance of enthusiasm and passion in business…

Take action on your career goal setting!

You can also find our more about the benefits of goal setting in our e-guide: SMART Goals, SHARP Goals to help you do just this. The guide contains 30 pages and 5 tools to help you to set SMART goals, then take SHARP action to achieve them.

  • How do you define goal setting?SMART Goals, SHARP Goals
  • What features of goal setting are important, if we want to ensure they are more likely to be successfully achieved?
  • What kinds of goals are more likely to make us motivated to achieve them?
  • How do you set SMART goals?
  • Why do goals matter?
  • What kind of goals should you pursue to be happier in what you do?
  • How do you set team goals?
  • What strategies can you apply to overcome barriers to setting goals?
  • How do you develop SHARP plans of action that help you to achieve your goals?
  • What techniques can you use to get things done?
  • How do you set personal goals?

Tool 1: Conventional goal setting
Tool 2: Setting SMART goals that motivate
Tool 3: The kind of goals that will make you happier
Tool 4: Taking SHARP action
Tool 5: Team goals flowchart
Tool 6: Eight personal goal setting questions

I am designing a new Management Development programme for my company and your Goal Setting guide has really helped.

I like the way you introduced material I haven’t seen before (SHARP action) & the tools to apply the learning. The price represents really good value for money and I will be checking out more of your material over the coming months.

Matthew - UK

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