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Transcript of Goal Setting
is what you want for your life. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
are steps that inspire you and get you to where you want to be.
Vision vs. Goals
= figure out what you want to accomplish and include as many details as possible.
Not So Good: I want to find a job as a UX designer.
Good: I want to find a job as a UX designer in a firm that specializes in ___ and provides ___
= If you can quantify the result so you know if you hit your target.
Not So Good: I want to apply for more jobs.
Good: I want to apply for at least 10 new jobs every week.
= Be honest with yourself while still pushing yourself to achieve more!
Not So Good: I want to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company in the next year.
Good: I want to find mentorship within a Fortune 500 company in the next year.
Good Goals are SMART
= Begin with an action verb like "write", "finish", or "run".
Not So Good: Make more connections in the UXD field.
Good: Attend networking events in the Seattle startup community once a month.
= Make sure you have a "by-when" date, whether it's a month away or a year down the line.
Not So Good: Save money for UXDI course at General Assembly.
Good: Save $5000 towards UXDI course by January 30th 2015.
Time Bound Goals
A Good Goal combines all of the SMART components to create stepping stones that bring you closer to your vision for yourself.
What do you want to achieve in 10 years? 5 years? 1 year?
Start with what your life looks like in 10 years and trickle down.
Now, how will you get there?
10 Year Goals
I save $10,000 for my startup, ___, and launch by January 2025.
5 Year Goals
I create a business plan for my startup, ___, by January 2020, and save $5,000 towards the cost.
1 Year Goals
I network with 25 people who have launched their own successful startups by January 2016.
I set up a savings account to put aside money for startup costs and put aside $1,000 to start myself off.
Setting Good Goals = Creating a Guide Good Goals = SMART Goals
It doesn't end here!
If you have a clear vision and SMART goals, you should be able to revisit them on a consistent basis and make sure you are staying true to your original intent.
If your vision evolves over time, that's fine! Just make sure that your goals are still setting you up to reach you new vision in the long run.