You will need an action plan for both short-term and long-term goals. (Long-term meaning it takes more than five years to complete).
Firstly, brainstorm your career options. What are you good at? What do you want to be good at? What are you interests? Focus on goals you can actually do right now.
Have specific goals and define what success means to you. Is it being a CEO or being able to leave work at 5pm every night and not think about it until the next day?
Make sure your goals are measurable. Write them down and make sure you set attainable deadlines.
Be realistic when setting your goals and align them with your abilities. You can’t expect to be the next Britney Spears when you have never been musical in your life.
Get someone to help you stick to your plan, a friend or even a co-worker you confide in. This will help you stay on track.
Remember, you can be flexible if your five-year goal needs to be altered, that’s okay!