Goal Setting: Start With Your Values

Goal Setting: Start With Your Values

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of my soon to be published book Engineer Your Own Success:7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career.

An important first step in setting goals is taking a good look at your values. These are defined in the dictionary as a principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.

What are your principles? What are your standards? What are your values? Take a notepad and paper and make a list of everything you value in your life.

Your values might include your family, friends, honesty, and integrity among others. This is a very important first step to goal-setting because your values will act as the foundation for achieving your goals.

Don’t take this step lightly. You know as an engineer how important a solid foundation is to any structure. Values are your foundation. Know them and live by them, as they will guide you in your journey, both personal and professional.

The rest of Chapter 1 will guide you through setting your goals and preparing a plan of attack to achieve them!

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This is a guest post by Anthony Fasano, PE, author of Engineer Your Own Success. Anthony found success as an engineer at a very early age and now writes and podcasts to help other engineers do the same. Visit Anthony’s website at EngineeringCareerCoach.com and subscribe to the top 3 resources Anthony has used to become a partner in a firm at the age of 27.