You need to make your goals clear. Write down a plan for your future. Put it on paper. Research at Harvard University has demonstrated that simply by writing down goals you are 25% more likely to achieve them.
Start off with :
Goals are not a wish list, they need to be SMART
Think about your goals over three time scales and ensure that they are appropriate to the position being applied for. For example, you might want to be a self-employed IFA in five years time, so you need to look at what you need to do now to achieve that objective.
Remember – Failing to plan, is planning to fail.