Set Flexible Choices
Effective goal setting is an important part of the career planning process. It is also important to be flexible when setting and attaining your goals.
Think of career planning like the weather. There is a reason meteorologists can only predict weather a few days out-not weeks, months, or years. There are many factors that affect weather like humidity, temperature, wind, ocean currents, and location. There are too many factors affecting the weather to accurately predict too far in the future. Careers are the same way. Begin thinking about your future plans in a way that emphasizes the things that you can do right now.
A common strategy used when setting goals is the use of SMART Goals.