If you’re starting a new job, try to prioritise completing tasks that complement your existing skills (so you can feel good about doing them well), and that allow you to build a rapport with your new co-workers.
You may be a disorganised person by nature, making it hard to keep up with things like student email and homework. You could add this to your ‘barriers’ list as something like, “Being disorganised reduces the time I have available for my tasks”.
All goals come with barriers. It’s good to go into your career path with a realistic sense of what could potentially hold you back. Make a list of potentially barriers that keep you from achieving the short- and long-term goals in your career path.
When thinking about your career, think about what skills you already have, whether you learned them from work, school or hobbies, and what you’re naturally good at. Think about what your main motivation is – are you driven by passion, the aspiration for success, or something else?
A career development plan is a useful tool to help you progress deliberately through a specific career path. You will critically consider where you are in your career, where you’d like to be, how you think you can get there, and how you’ll measure your actions.