Career

High School Seniors Career Planning: Inherit #Goals

This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by doing first things first.

Today’s post in the goals series aims to help you get “The Maximum Lifestyle” that my blog stands for by getting you pointed in the right direction with the help of goals tailor made to what you want to do in your life. Don’t worry if you don’t have any goals ready to go- that’s the whole point of the series!

4Inherit #Goals

Whether your goals are for this week, this year, this decade, or your whole life, the only way to start working towards goals is to make sure you have some in the first place. That’s where I come in. This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by taking baby steps.

Today we are going to tackle getting you inspired by the goals of the your family! We’ll take baby steps in this series, and by the end of the series you’ll have finished the first step to getting the future and career you dream of. Let’s get started!

 

What Goals do Your Family Have?

Think about the goals of people in your family and get inspired by them! Most people don’t create their goals in a vacuum, and you shouldn’t feel pressured to create yours from scratch. Use other’s goals as a starting point for deciding on your own goals!

1.) Think About Their Goals for You

What goals does your family have for you? Maybe your Mom wants you to get married. Maybe your grandpa wants you to get a job at a big company. Maybe your cousin wants you to get famous. Think about whatever specific goals your family has for you and write them down- you don’t have to decide any of them are for you, but these goals are still a useful place to start deciding what you want for yourself.

2.) What are their goals for themselves?

Most people do not have the same goals for other people’s lives that they have for their own. Think about what goals your family members had for themselves in different parts of their life- career, family, etcetera- as well as in different decades and periods of their lives. If you don’t know what goals they had off the top of their head contact some of them and ask!

3.) Write down your thoughts!

Keep your phone or a notebook handy whenever you do your brainstorming. After spending so much time looking up goals, it’s important to sit down and keep track of them. How else are you going to later go through your list and narrow down potential life goals to just the goals you actually want?

If all you can do is think up a goal for yourself for just this week, great! If you want to make a goal for the direction your whole life is going to go in, you’ll want to do more thinking than just this one brain storm session, but you might have an idea or two of what you want from your future- so be sure to write them down so you can personalize them later!

What goals did you write down this week?

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