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The Power of Clear, Measurable Goals

If there’s one thing we’ve learned through our HQ Direct achievements, it’s that goal setting is essential for anyone with high career hopes. Having well-defined targets helps us stay motivated and keep looking ahead for the next big opportunity. When it comes to setting our personal and team objectives, we focus on the following key attributes:

• Specific: The clearer your goal, the better. It can be tough to put action steps in place if you aren’t specific about what you want to achieve in the end. We’ve also found that staying motivated is easier if we have strong visions of successful outcomes.

• Measurable: This is important for a few reasons, all of which we’ve come to appreciate around the HQ Direct office. For one thing, making sure our goals are measurable means we can check in with ourselves and make adjustments as needed. It’s also easier to maintain momentum if we know exactly how much we’ve accomplished and how much more we need to do.

• Timely: Not only do we make sure our aims align with current priorities, we also set deadlines so that we can best focus our efforts. In both cases, we make our goals as timely (and time-sensitive) as we can.

These concepts help us stay on the right track toward reaching our targets. Follow HQ Direct on Instagram to learn more of our best success tips.