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Big Time Small Town: Creating a Road Map to Success
By Maggy Gregory Contributing Writer for Ms-JD.org
This month, I’m going to show you how to make a road map to reach your goals in fifteen minutes or less. Maps are important both for driving to physical destinations and for reaching your personal destinations. While I might, possibly, eventually be able to drive to Portland, Oregon, from the East Coast without a map, I can nearly guarantee that I can get there faster and easier with a map. The same goes for career and professional goals.
Early in my professional career, a mentor suggested making a map of my goals, to hold on to and pull out every year for reflection and revision. I’ve found it to be a wonderful way not only to motivate me to achieve my goals, but a great way to chart how I’ve developed and how my priorities have changed over time. I prefer to make two separate maps for both my personal and my professional experiences, and then bring the two maps together to see how, especially in the next year, I can make my goals work together best. Here’s what I do, and what you can do, in less than an hour: