Success does not just happen, it has to be part of a plan mastered and created by you! It is important to be honest with yourself and recognize your areas of weakness so that you can make efforts to be the best you can be at anything you put your mind to. We are all a work in progress and each of us will always have areas of our personal/educational/professional lives that can be improved.
An excellent option to self-evaluation is having a peer or mentor that will be honest with you (even when you are wrong) and give you ideas on things you can benefit from improving. Knowing your shortcomings and creating a plan to overcome them is a valuable step in your continuous improvement. An awesome tool that you can utilize to create the plan of a better you is setting smart goals. Smart goals can be effective for short or long term goals, they help to give a visual representation of your plan and provide an outline for achieving your goals.
There is no goal too small to prepare for because small accomplishments grow into great achievements. Why not start creating and achieving your smart goals today?!? I have located some useful resources in generating, managing and understanding smart goals. Please feel free to utilize the resource that works best for you and let us know if we can help!
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Misty Ponder Randolph
Board Member & Mentor
Founder of ME, Bridget Everett