How many of us set goals for the academic semester or year? Goals are important to getting things done and moving forward to advance both our professional and personal lives. They serve as a motivational tool to keep us on track and focused on the many smaller tasks that lead up to achieving our desired outcomes. Goal setting is a foundation upon which to build your personal and professional development. Goals should encompass short-term, long-term, personal and professional.
“Begin with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey
As a graduate student, consider the obvious goal – graduating. To envision this goal, one must examine the many steps that may take …