Posted on January 09, 2018

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech in collaboration with educational instructor Khaled Saleh Al Yafei, recently held a workshop titled “How to plan your life.”

The aim of the workshop was to help participants plan their future by setting goals in mind with a focus on the time required to achieve those goals. While addressing the attendees, Coach Al Yafei said,” If you do not know what you want, you will not reach where you want. This is the baseline for setting up a plan for your work life. Each one of us should set his/her goals in mind and determine the time required for its implementation regardless if those goals are Immediate, short-term, medium-term or long-term.”

“Strong belief, enthusiasm, and passion are the real starting point for change in all individuals who seek change. The ambitious desire to become something or to do something is the starting point for any dreamer. Dreams are not born for people with indifference, laziness and those who lack of ambition, hence there is a big difference between wishing for something and working hard to achieve it,” said Coach Al Yafei. He further said that setting plans and believing in one’s ability is needed to transform dreams into ambitions and desire. “You should all remember that achieving your goals requires efforts and determinations”, said Coach Al Yafei.

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Explaining the meaning and criteria of “Objective” and what it represents, Coach Al Yafei said, “To attain one’s objective, virtues like precision, realism, and following a time-frame are among the many factors that contribute in achieving our objective.” Coach Al Yafei also reviewed the stages that a person must pass through before reaching one’s goal such as the evaluation stage, development stage, planning and re-planning stage, the overcoming difficulties stage. He also touched upon other aspects influencing the development and implementation of goals such as faith, family, social, academic, functional, physical, health and recreational.

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On this occasion, Reem Al-Sowaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said: “This workshop is a continuation of a series of workshops that are held to help entrepreneurs and those interested in planning, irrespective of any level of business, goals or even practical lives.” “Every individual must develop a successful plan to balance his/her life to achieve goals and aspirations,” she added. “It is necessary for all of us to set goals and properly plan our lives. We should identify our priorities and arrange them accordingly so that it can be reviewed at any given time, in addition to focus on motivational things that help us to achieve our goals,” Al Sowaidi concluded.