Goals

Think ambitious, put it out there. Even if you fall short you will have achieved far more in pursuit of it then you would have not putting it out there
Make your goals measureable and achievable.
A goal like Be a really good mechanic is too broad and has no time frame it needs to be more like
Be able to service a vehicle in the allocated time (most workshops will have set times that they can charge for a service) by 1/5/16
Even the most ambitous goals can be broken down into smaller achievable goals
What do you need to do to get there?
Dream big then Think small.

This how a lot of common brands class the skill level of mechanics. You can use this for your goals
1. Service technician
2. Repair Technician
3. Diagnostic Technician
4. Master Technician
To learn a task I break the goals down into 6 categories (see example below)
1. Observe
2. Research
3. Help
4. Flying Solo
5. Improve and refine
6. Master

Apply this method to any task you want to Learn

Continueing with the example goal

Be able to service a vehicle in the allocated time (most workshops will have set times that they can charge for a service) by 1/5/16

Observe
-watch other work mates and make a list of things you need to research by 15/1/16
Research, know your shit
- Memorise service sheet by 20/1/16
- Memorise tools needed by 22/1/16
- Memorise specs (oil quantities, oil types, tensions) by 27/1/16
- Read workshop manual procedure for service 28/1/16

Help
- Help with one job by 1/2/16
Flying Solo
- Hit the boss up to take on a service by yourself by 20/2/16
Improve and Refine (Get your times down, try different ways of doing the task. Find what works best)
- 4hrs by 1/3/16
- 3hrs by 1/4/16
- 2hrs by 1/5/16
Master
- Teach. (it is only through teaching someone else that you can develop true mastery