Let me guess…
At least one of your New Year’s resolutions relates to your career.
Am I right?
Maybe you’re working your way towards a new promotion or you’ve committed to a daily goal or maybe you’ve set your sights on making money through a hobby. Even if making resolutions isn’t your style, making some kind of plan for your career for 2017 is a smart idea. But there’s a problem. And it comes down to being human.
Most resolutions crumble at the first sign of trouble, and that’s because even our very best intentions will almost always stall without the right fuel.
As most of us know from bitter experience, resolutions are far easier to make than to keep. Fuel your career with new inspiration and passions to keep yourself motivated. Up skill and learn new things every day and remember that just because you are working a 9-5 doesn’t mean you can’t continue with your education. Their are so many unique opportunities that were never available to us before. Even Massey University offers distance learning for people just like you and I. Where you can learn and educate yourself from the comfort of your own home. The opportunities in the age of the internet are truly limitless. If you had told me just a few years ago that you could make a living through blogging, I would have giggled. In no way did I ever think that this could be a serious career path.
Your goals, dreams and aspirations are within reach, and staying inspired is what will keep you going and what will help you eventually reach your targets. Something I have learned from starting my own blog is that motivation is not something you sit around and wait for. Motivation is not a feeling that comes along “when you are ready” Staying inspired and putting your plan into action is something you can do today, you don’t need to wait for the right time to come along, because there will never be a “right” time.
Instead of falling into the trap of comparing yourself to others who are doing well, use them as your inspiration. Be inspired, become hungry and continue to work hard. There is always one more minute that you could be spending on your work to make it even more perfect, unique or groundbreaking.
This year, I want to keep developing, pushing my limits and creating bigger and better pieces of content, because I have my own personal goals and aspirations, just like you do. Personally, I’ll be using this resource post as my inspiration, because even though I have enough passion to last me a lifetime- sometimes I lack the daily inspiration. So never give up, and remember that only you and the time you put into your dreams, will take you to the next level.