More often than not, most careers are geared towards a specific direction. Job seeking, company selection and the overall work environment that one chooses are correlated in one way or the other to the career path you choose.
While making money is crucial to being able to afford daily essential amenities, another aspect of choosing a career path is driven by our overall desire to be in that particular field. So, what drives your career path and how have your goals influenced the choices you make in relation to the same? If you are curious, keep reading to know more and get tips on how to re-evaluate your career goals.
Understand What Makes You Happy
Of course, we are not saying that loving money is bad. The main goal here is to understand what has driven your career so far. If you have been chasing money in your career path, then that is what has fuelled your decisions.
When it comes to offering solutions, it means that you are not only open to giving the services you are equipped with, but you are giving yourself a chance to learn. Call it passion! It fuels you every desire to be better in the field. For instance, if you handle throttling ball valves in the production section, you’ll want to learn how to minimize the costs while increasing the quality and durability of the output.
Alternatively, you may be placed in charge of servicing the food packaging machine in the firm, you will ensure that you give a special touch to each accessible element and ensure that it functions better. Or maybe you have been given an opportunity to work for medium voltage switchgear manufacturers, your desire to offer solutions will open the willingness to go the extra mile without being pushed into anything.
Point is, while it’s good to ensure that you get a good “thank you” for your services when you do it with the desire to offer more solutions, you are able to achieve your career goals faster.
Look into the Growth Spectrum
Goals re-evaluation is not just about taking up a pen and changing your previously written ones. When you re-evaluate your career goals, you look at the attributes and aspects that put you in that particular goal and weigh both the privileges and outcomes.
Looking into the growth spectrum is an essential way to know whether you are heading towards the right outcome or you are simply moving with the flow.
If you check and find that you are not getting the growth that you expected, you can easily change your plan and see if you get a better outcome.
Moreover, the goals that you made at the beginning of the year or your career path will change along the way as you navigate the industry and gain more experience. So, as part of your re-evaluation, cancel out goals that you have already accomplished so that you can pave the way to new ones.
Have a Good Breakdown Strategy
Making goals, quite easy! Achieving them is another story altogether. In the re-evaluation, the point, as mentioned earlier, is to know which goals will be achievable in the short-term and long term.
This is where a good breakdown strategy comes in handy. Whether short-term or long-term, you need a way to discern which ones will be achievable in a simpler way and which ones are going to need much more time and a sophisticated plan.
When you are able to critically elaborate what each goal means to your accomplishments and what each plan needs to be accomplished, you need to go ahead and get a good strategy to break each one. This helps to make the accomplishment easier and small celebrations after each accomplishment can go a long way for you.
The breakdown also helps you to understand more where your motivation lies.
Have a Now and Future Comparison
Career goals re-evaluation need to give a better view of what you want in the long run. Now, have a current and future analysis of the goals you have presently. What do the now and future reflect? Is the barrier big or small? What does all this mean to you? Does the future look promising with the prevalent conditions or are your goals unattainable in a way?
Being honest with yourself saves you from frustrations and avoidable stress.
The Bottom Line
We can never tell you to choose between money and offering solutions in creating your career goals. We can, however, advise you to follow what makes you happy, it gives you a balance of both. Keep in mind that skills and knowledge have a better futuristic return. Good luck!
Ayesha completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and started her career as a College Lecturer in 2013. Today, she’s a happy mom of 2 Kids in the field of digital marketing. She loves reading books, spending time with her family, and making delicious food for her husband.