me: so, what are your resolutions for 2012?
niece: i make resolutions and end up breakin’ them, what’s the point?! i’m not making any.
me: well, they don’t have to be resolutions resolutions, you can just do a to-do-list, you know, write down a list of things you’d like to get done over the year.
niece: i already have my forever growing to-do-list, right here *taps her index finger to her head*
me: *eye roll*
i don’t know but there’s something to be said for writing things/goals down. guess, i’m just ol’ skool like that.
if 2012 is the year you want to shake things up in your cube-dwelling life, then try setting some goals, writing them down, attaching a few timelines and not stressing about it.
you don’t have to make a big deal about it, seriously. work-related goals can be something as simple as:
January – update resume; or
February – research at least 3-5 companies you may want to work for
or something more ambitious like:
find a higher paying job in 8 -12 months; or
conduct 4 information interviews in the next 3 months.
so go ahead jot down a few ‘things-to-do” for your career in 2012. do it on a post-it note or your smartphone’s memo pad; keep it simple but make it count.
happy ‘new’ year!