Is Setting Professional Goals Necessary?

goal setting

According to Brittany Warnock in an article she published some years ago, there are ten main reasons why one should set goals for themselves. Not only does it help you push yourself, it also encourages you to set priorities and track your progress.

However, it is true that this year it is difficult to look ahead due to the large uncertainty of 2020 given the current situation.

Planning is crucial and sometimes it is easy to get stuck, especially when there is a lot of uncertainty. According to the article published on Forbes by Mikel Kappel, “Planning for 2021- A lesson from 2020”, we discovered 3 exciting tips that you can take into account before planning for 2021:
    1. Stay on top of the news: it will help you prepare for the future and for the year in general. Being informed is extremely important, especially in these uncertain times. At Caddyboo, staying up to date has helped us come up with new ideas for the fast-changing environment.
    2. Be flexible and willing to adapt: it is clear that sometimes things change and, in order to keep up with them, you have to try new ways. This year at Caddyboo we have supported virtual events and were able to make changes in our operations based on the situation.
    3. Leave margin in your budgets: you never know what might happen, so it is better to be more overly cautious. Don’t forget to grow and spend your budget wisely.

personal goal setting

It is also essential to fix professional goals in your mind to help you be successful and achieve your objectives. This way, you can make sure if you are on the right track and change your strategy if you feel that you are deviating from the path you want to take.

Remember that if you don’t take care of your personal mental health and support your personal professional growth, it will be difficult to achieve the company-wide objectives.

Below are 5 professional goals that you can set for yourself depending on your work situation and what your long-term goals are for 2021:
  1. Mental and physical health activities: Exercising and meditating are great ways to rest your mind and thus, be more productive.
  2. Put in the extra effort whenever you can because it will be rewarding, especially for yourself.
  3. Set a good work-life balance and divide your work from your personal life. In this way, you can concentrate well when you are working, and you can disconnect when you are resting.
  4. Learn a new skill: There is probably something that you have always wanted to learn but never had the chance to. Try to make some time to do it and learn this new skill.
  5.  Do activities that challenge you. It can be nerve-wracking to leave your comfort zone but, once you do it, you will feel great with yourself.
work goals

Experience is definitely an asset because everything you go through teaches you something and makes you more prepared for what might come. Having goals to look forward to achieving is a very healthy way to stay on track, professionally and personally.

We encourage you to give us your opinion on what you think about the tips that were given. If you feel identified with any of these or if you have any suggestions, we encourage you to share it with us down below ⬇️


Author: Sofia Kurtis de Alzaga
Caddyboo Team

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