1 | Goals give you focus. They lay out a path for your future, helping you to make the decisions that will help you to move forward with your career. Set time aside to think about your goals and write them down. If you’re not sure where to start, listening to other people’s goals will help to inspire new ideas.
2 | Some goals take longer than others – splitting up your goals into short term and long term categories will help you to be realistic about how long your goals may take to achieve.
3 | Identifying milestones or setting goalposts will help to break your long term goal down into smaller goals.
4 | Set many different types of goals. In this episode, Femke shares that at Uber, she is encouraged to set different goals. One such goal is a ‘citizenship goal’ which contributes to the people around you. Femke’s current citizenship goal is contributing to the Uber design community.
5 | Consider setting a range of goals, that develop both your soft skills and hard skills.
6 | When you achieve a goal, take time to reflect on the journey you took to get there. As time passes the goals you set may change, you might place a different value on your achievements – and that’s okay.