Results from our survey _ 215 individuals completed the online questionnaire over a seven week period. Respondents were mostly UK_based %), with further respondents from Asia ྫ%) and the USA ƙ%). This researcher invited respondents through social networks, Ecademy and LinkedIn and direct contact with companies across the UK, Asia and US. 70% of respondents are in full_time employment and the remainder either self_employed or business owners. Only results shown to be significant at 0ᇽ are discussed. At the end of their formal education, 69ǔ% had a personal goal of whom only 11ǎ% had written their goal down.
Plotting out your goals in this manner will make you aware of the skills, financial aid and time you will need along the way. Develop short and mid_term goals to help you build those skills. You will begin to make decisions based on whether or not those choices will be beneficial to your long_term goals. If you just drift along in the sea of choices, allowing the tide of every day life to chart your course, it would only be by co_incidence that you will reach your destination or even recognize it when you arrive. As you achieve each step, however small towards your goal, your confidence will grow and solidify.