Study dreams become a reality with these 5 tips
A New Year has kicked off and this is the perfect time to reflect on all that we’ve achieved… and consider our plans for the future.
For many, this includes starting a new career and commencing study for the first time (or again!)
Every year, we welcome enquiries from people interested in following their dreams to pursue a career in aged care. But how do take the first step towards turning your study dreams into reality?
Study aged care in the new year
Here are some tips to ensure you take a bold step towards a fulfilling future in 2017.
1. Shift your mindset and make a list
Want to study aged care in the new year? Then make a list of all the things you’re going to do to achieve this. You could start by making some time to research available courses and collating your questions, then aim to get in touch with the course provider to chat about your study options. Plan for everything else you’ll need to do to help you study – from setting up a place to study at home, to potentially rearranging your work schedule.
People who think about what they should do, rather than what they really want to do (and are going to do) are far less likely to follow through with their goals.
2. Be SMART
You may have heard of SMART goals before. SMART is an acronym used for creating goals. Basically, your goals should be:
S – specific
M – measurable
A – achievable
R – realistic
T – time-based
If you’re dreaming of a new or improved career in aged care, make sure your goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based – meaning you give yourself a reasonable timeframe to achieve them! And what better time to seek out a new career than by committing to study aged care in the new year?
3. Seek out support
The decision to study can be daunting, but like most of life’s challenges, it’s a lot easier to take your first step and stay motivated when you’ve got the support of your friends and family. Asking some of your close friends or family to help keep you on-track with your study goals can help you achieve your ambition.
4. Just start
At Royal College we offer a range of courses at various levels of difficulty and commitment. Choose what suits you best at this time in your life and do it. Your ultimate goal may be to in Disability, but it may be more practical to start with a course to get into the industry and ease in. Whatever you do, the most important thing is to make a start –you’ll gather momentum as you go.
5. Enjoy the process
Studying is rewarding in more ways than one. It can open all kinds of doors for greater personal and professional development. Be patient with yourself, enjoy the process and know that you’re on the road to achieving great things when you study aged care in the new year.
Chat to Royal College today about getting ready to study aged care in the new year.