Decision Making and Goal Setting
Do you now have enough information to make a decision? Good decision-making models suggest that you:
- Define your goal
- Know your alternatives
- Gather information
- Consider the consequences (both probable and desirable)
- Determine your plan of action or the steps needed to achieve your goals
Goal setting is extremely important in deciding how you plan to pursue your career choice. Long-term goals usually take 3-5 years to achieve, while short-term goals take 1-2 years to complete. Setting clear goals makes obtaining your career choices easier. The clearer you are about the steps (or objectives), the more likely you will achieve your goals.
Many use the “SMART” methodology in setting goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely.