Hi! Someone wrote to me on Linkedin recently, asking how they could go about improving their career progress. And while the information present was too little for me to really share anything, the first thing that a lot of us need to do – no matter what we are trying to improve – is to set a goal for ourselves. Because without the presence of a goal, it’s very difficult to benchmark your progress.
So, even if your current goal statement is something as general as ‘I want to improve my career prospects’, I think you need to break it down into a series of achievable goals. For instance, in the next 6 months to 1 year, I want to achieve a promotion! And that is my short-term goal, so let me benchmark my achievement and my progress against that goal.
I think, it’s really important to understand that being productive can only be measured against the context of a goal and not generally or vaguely. Hope that helps! If there is anything else that I can help you with, feel free to write in to me.