Start by assessing strengths and weaknesses. An individual development plan is part of a planning process to identify needs and set career objectives. Graduate and postdoctoral students should complete and update an Individual Development Plan. A useful approach is to use MyIDP which links to AAAS Science Careers.
Clinician investigators should complete the CTSA-CN IDP and clinical research appraisal inventory. The IDP is a first step for discussions with your advisory committee, and can be used to set short-term SMART goals.