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A Successful Career Requires You To Set Goals

30 April 2008 4 Comments

For people in their 20s, careers are a significant part of life. You are early in your career which means you have many options for directions you may take. Before you can really find the long term direction of your career, it is necessary to determine your career goals. It is amazing how many people go through their career without actually sitting down and determined long term goals. It’s time to do that.

When determining goals, you need to ask yourself the following questions: What are my financial goals? What are my retirement goals? What lifestyle do I desire? What fields would I work in if I could?

20s Money has come up with the following examples of general career goals:

  • My focus is to earn enough money to retire at a specific age.
  • I desire to find a career where I can support my family and have a flexible work schedule.
  • Retirement does not interest me, I want to do numerous things that interest me as long as I live with mini-retirements scattered through my life.

After doing some brainstorming, you may find your career goals match one of the above listed goals or perhaps your goals are a blend of more than one of them. Whatever your goals are, we want to help you achieve those goals.

Over the next few weeks, 20s Money is going to provide some action oriented plans detailing how to accomplish each of the above example goals. It is our hope that such plans may help you to form your own plan to accomplish your goals.

Take the time now to write down what your goals are and keep them somewhere safe. As you progress towards reaching your goals, remember to take out the goals you write down and give yourself a review. Your goals may change as you experience various life events such as marriage or kids.


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