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In his book Getting Promoted: Real Strategies for Advancing Your Career, Harry Chambers defines goal-setting as a positive statement that proclaims your expectations of growth and achievement. You want your goals to motivate you rather than discourage you, so they shouldn’t be too ambitious. Instead, make them just tough enough so that you’ll stay involved, constantly putting forth effort and reaching for that brass ring. Devise meaningful career goals by considering the following:

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Once you’ve reviewed your skills needs, it’s time to use that knowledge to set job goals. In this section, you’ll see how to decide on goals that are motivating, not discouraging. You’ll learn the elements of a meaningful job goal. And you’ll discover a technique for increasing your commitment to your goals.