Professional Image on Goalsetting

or If It Was Easy, the 99% Would Hold the Nation’s Wealth

Most of us have dreams of how we’d like our careers to develop. Then, we go to work, do a good job and wait for our dreams to materialize. And we wait and wait some more.

Then, one day, retirement papers arrive and it dawns on us that our dream was never fulfilled. Goals! We never wrote down our goals – our plan for success.

Less than 15% of the population takes the time to actually write down their goals. Almost 100% of successful people do take the time to write them. They understand the importance of having a roadmap. They also understand that it is no easy task and it requires time and commitment.

The biggest challenge is taking that first step – just getting started. It requires making a conscientious decision to set aside the time to develop a plan and a commitment to follow it. However, for most of us, the very idea of setting aside a few hours some weekend is more like wishful thinking than something that is really going to happen. And maintaining the focus to follow-through can get overridden by the day-to-day challenges that life brings.

To get the job done, break the goalsetting task into bite-sized pieces. If you will commit to spending fifteen minutes each day – you can use some of your lunchtime – you will have a clear and concise roadmap to your goals in just a few of weeks. Really! What’s more, that fifteen-minutes-each-day exercise will get you in the habit of spending time, each day, on bringing your goals to fruition.

Ready? I’ll help you get started.

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About Bonnie Mahaffey

Bonnie believes that the business casual environment has made it very challenging for women to compete in the corporate arena. "Perception is everything and women, historically, are not perceived as seriously business-minded when they are dressed casually. The mission of Polished Professional Image is to help women choose the most effective business image based on their professional goals and work environments."
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