1. Get to know YOUrself!
- What do you enjoy doing AND would you do for FREE because you enjoy it that much?
- Have you thought of turning that one thing into a business? Consider it!
2. Know when to say "NO"
Family and friends can make you feel pressured to do something for THEM even when you don't really want to do it. Don't hesitate to tell them "NO" if you really don't want to do it. Use that time to work on YOUr goals.
3. Set SMART Goals
See: Goal Setting Guide
Use: SMART Goal Worksheet by Coaching for Impact
4. Evaluate YOUrself
After doing all of the above you may find that the BEST YOU is leading you in another direction. Your interest may vary greatly and the one interest you thought would be your "meal ticket", so to speak, is not panning out as you expected. Once you've completed your evaluation of yourself you should have a better or clearer picture of what direction you want to be headed in.
Finally, you want to repeat this process periodically based on the length of your goals. Evaluate yourself after each goal period (short, medium, long term) and then set new goals. Example: Your original medium term goals may now be your short term goals and your long term goals become your medium. Following this process will have you re-accessing and setting new Long Term goals so that you are ALWAYS striving for the next level.
Don't allow your last success
to become your failure because you FAIL
to plan for continued success.