Sticking to career goals, especially long-term ones, requires patience, tenacity, and a whole lot of motivation. It's a sizable challenge, but one that's achievable if you break it down into manageable bits.
From an individual performance to companywide perspective, we all have a desire to improve ourselves and our work. Here are six proactive and manageable resolutions for any business, no matter the size or success.
Employers must understand the goals of their team members to help employees reach their personal potential while contributing to the company's goals. The new year is a perfect opportunity to bring these things into focus.
Aren't resolutions simply to-do-lists for the first couple of weeks of January that we write because everyone says we should? How about committing to making some real, long-lasting change this year instead?
Being around people with a poverty mindset will keep you in your current financial state, if not make it worse. Goals like becoming debt free are tough, so you'll need a like-minded group of people to encourage you along the way.
This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.
A client once responded to one of my questions by saying, "Oh, Greg, I am too busy living to think about life!" His off-the-cuff comment named a trap all of us fall into sometimes. In just one example, it is easy to become so consumed in our careers we fail to really think about our careers.
The super cool thing about this new year is that we are also starting off with a new moon on Jan. 1! The last time this happened was 19 years ago. New moons bring powerful energy for change and fresh starts.
What I realized is that my resolutions were focused more around what I should NOT be doing versus who I SHOULD strive to be. I usually found that by the second or third week of January, I had reverted back to my old habits and my resolutions were forgotten or at least ignored.
If there's one thing I'd like you to take away from this story, it's this: Don't put off until someday all the things you know you should do today. Life is short enough, and circumstances can easily derail us from our true intentions at any moment.
The end of the year is the perfect time to chart your course forward and reflect on the previous year's journey. The time-honored tradition of New Year's resolutions promises a fresh start with every Jan. 1. You can renew lost commitments and begin new projects, goals or dreams.
It's that time of year again, where we reflect on what has happened in the last 365 days. Did we make it to our resolutions? Do we even remember what they were? I can say that I completely forgot mine. Here are some that the average Joe/teenager/anyone can do.
Don't make your failings mean more than they do. Reflect on the lessons they hold, make adjustments accordingly, then tap your inner John Wayne and get back in the saddle. Life rewards those who work at it.
What books, quotes, people, blogs will help you when you fail or when you find yourself being judged by others? Create your very own pool of wisdom that you can dip into whenever things don't go as expected or hoped for.
Many of us compose a list of New Year's resolutions that is longer than our child's list to Santa. New Year's resolutions are not bucket lists, they're statements of short-term intentions. Therefore, choose one or two items at most, and focus on completing those.
It is important to have resolutions and goals that resonate with who you are and what you are capable of. While observation and learning from others are helpful, blind imitation would not satisfy you in the long run.