It's January 1, a New Year replete with new opportunities!
At least... that's how you should be approaching 2020. Of course, since this is New Year's Day, you might not be thinking about your job or career. Instead, you might be enjoying a big meal with your family and friends and/or watching parades and football games on television.
However, tomorrow is January 2. And tomorrow is when the New Year really begins for your professional life and your career. So you would only be helping yourself if you're able to adequately plan not just for tomorrow, but also for the rest of the year.
Below are five steps for creating and taking advantage of new opportunities for professional and career success in the New Year:
#1 - Figure out your top career goal for 2020.
In order for you to achieve your goals, you must have goals in the first place. And when it comes to goals, prioritization is key. If all of your goals are important, then in essence, none of them are important. Or at the very least, none of them are more important than the others. And that's why you need to identify your top goal for the New Year.
#2 - Create a plan of action for accomplishing that goal (with specific steps).
A goal is not much use if you don't have a plan for accomplishing it. And a general plan doesn't help much, either. It should be a specific plan with specific steps that will lead you through your journey. You might have heard this saying before: "When you fail to plan, you plan to fail." It's absolutely true.
#3 - Set expectations for success.
Once again, there's a mental aspect to this step. If you don't expect to succeed, then how do you expect to succeed? This is much like a "self-fulfilling prophecy." In simplest terms, if you expect to succeed, then you are more likely to do the things that will help you to succeed.
#4 - Be accountable.
This could mean being accountable to yourself, but being accountable to others is usually more effective. Even just telling people about your goals can help you to be more accountable. Or if you want to take things a step further, you can set up an official accountability partnership with another person.
#5 - Do NOT panic.
Panic never helped anybody. Unfortunately, though, people tend to panic when their initial plan does not work out. We're going to let you in on a secret: more than likely, your initial plan is NOT going to work out the way you think it's going to. (Or at the very least, the way that you hope it will.)
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