The key to achieving big picture goals lies in the development and accomplishment of smaller, work horse goals along the way. For example, let’s say you want to land a new and improved job in 2016. That’s a big picture goal. To reach it, you need to accomplish little picture or “supporting role” goals in the interim. For example, you can update your resume within the next seven days, targeting it towards a specific job or area. You can set a goal to re-connect with those in your network who might be able to help you along the way. Consider expanding your network as well. Volunteering in your community, on or off-line, can be one way to create a more robust network.
The momentum of all those accomplished or in process little goals can lead you to your ultimate goal of a new job in this new year.
Janet Farley, Employment Expert