- Identify what elements are most important to your personal and professional life.
- Recognize the ideal number of goals you should have.
- Explore the differences between goals and a to-do list.
- Determine ways to reward yourself for successfully achieving milestones on the way to attaining personal or professional goals.
Skill Level Intermediate
- We all want to accomplish great things professionally. But you can't do that without clear goals and a plan to execute them. Goal setting is often something we think about once a year, usually around December 31. Instead, if we put just a little more focus on the process throughout the year, it turns out we can accomplish far more and get disproportionate returns. In this course, we'll start with the basics, like how to identify what's most important to you and how much you can really bite off at one time when it comes to your goals. We'll then transition into tactics. What do you actually need to do to make things happen and stay accountable? And finally, to be really sustainable, you have to start to turn your goals into habits so they become automatic and built into your life. I'm Dorie Clark. I teach for Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and I'm the author of "Reinventing You" and "Stand Out." I write frequently for the "Harvard Business Review" and elsewhere about goal setting and how to get more of the right things done. And I'm excited to share those insights with you. Let's get started.