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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 and determined how to develop ones you may be missing, it’s time to use that knowledge to set goals. In this lesson, you’ll learn the elements of meaningful personal and job-related goals and discover a technique for increasing your commitment to them.