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Setting goals: a career bucket list

Set and reevaluate career goals to ensure your success.
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Where do you see yourself personally, professionally, and emotionally 1, 3, 5 year from now? Setting goals can help you achieve the kind of success that matters. The kind that makes you content, feel valued, and have purpose. Making a career bucket list using the following criteria will help with your job and life satisfaction.

Ponder the top 5 questions

  1. Consider your relationships. Have brought joy?
  2. How can you love and be loved?
  3. What cause do you want to lead?
  4. How can you serve the world and leave it a better place?
  5. What makes your life have meaning?

Create SMARTER goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound
  • Evaluate
  • Reevaluate

Keep the big picture in mind

  • Create a coherent narrative and make sense of your own life.
  • Reflect more, risk more, invest in things that last.
  • Focus on friendships, justice, and contemplation.
  • Seek health, happiness, and lasting relationships.
  • Break through your comfort zone; don't strive for mediocrity.
  • Create balance in your life.