JohnGSelf.Com Media

Managers and executives who create a career plan and follow it — performance metrics and all — typically have a more prosperous, rewarding career than those who depend on destiny or luck.

And guess what? Research shows that you will find greater happiness and contentment in your relationship when you include your spouse or partner in the process, from annual revisions to discussing how you did against your goals.

So you have two choices here:

You can sit back and accept what comes your way, or

Or you can set specific goals and together work to achieve success.

Before you jump to answer: Remember the words of the lovable Yogi Berra, the legendary NewYork Yankees catcher who said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might end up someplace else.”

And that someplace else may not be a very nice place.