Acknowledge S.M.A.R.T. goals—goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and can occur within a time line, Gloria says. Figure out how long do you need to work in your current and future positions within the company and what's driving this time line.
Also, decide who is involved in your goals and what that person's value to you is. "Notice the reference again to our personal values," she says. "Our motivations are attached to our values. The stronger the value, the stronger the motivation."