Once you’ve decided on what your learning goals will be, your next conversation should focus on what those goals will look like when they are accomplished. Stephen Covey’s famous catch phrase, “begin with the end in mind,” is precisely what is called for here. Project yourself into the future when you and your mentoring partner are celebrating your success. What will you both agree on that you have accomplished? What will you be proudest of? What will you be able to do? How will you be different then from how you are now?
Answering these questions will help you define your criteria for success. Once you have identified the criteria, think about how you will measure your success, and create some milestones ...

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