You’re off to a great start this year. You’ve made your resolutions and you are ready for a shift. Now to put it into action. If you’re like most of us, we sincerely want change but get stuck in the status quo.
Here are 5 tips to get you passionate and motivated to achieve your goals:
Tip 1: Identify your Primary Goal – what’s most important to you
Achieving success starts with knowing what to focus on and eliminating all other distractors. Use this principle to get very specific and clear about your top priority. If it’s a new job, note the type of job you want, the money you want to be paid, or any other variables that are important to you.
Tip 2: Imagine yourself Living this New Reality
Take a moment to create a visual picture of this new reality. It could be landing a promotion, being selected for an exciting new project, spending more time with your kids, donating to your favourite charity, or anything else you want. The clearer your vision – the more compelling it will be.
Tip 3: Uncover your Motivators
Your motivators drive you to overcome obstacles and challenges that will come up as you pursue your goals. Consider:
- What will my future look like because I have achieved this goal?
- What will it look like if I don’t make this shift?
- Writing a note to yourself to help inspire you to achieve this goal.
Tip 4: Check out your Thinking Patterns
Is your thinking impacting your motivation? Every time you think about your goal, listen to your internal dialogue. Is it positive: ‘Yes, I can!’ or are you focused on why it won’t happen. Are you stuck in negative thinking? Start the shift today by finding people who are goal oriented and use their energy as a catalyst to drive you forward. Read more in my article: Tips for Career Success – Surround Yourself with the Right People.
Tip 5: Break your Goal into Bite-Sized Bits
Chunk it down to manageable steps. Create one weekly goal that supports your career growth. Start with something small. For example, updating your Resume. These baby steps will move you forward towards your goal and keep you from feeling frustrated with your lack of progress. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. What you do today can move your career forward, or hold your career in place. It’s your choice.
Unleash your career aspirations. Make this the year to pursue the career of your dreams and achieve the results you want.
Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Needing a new career challenge or a new job?
I specialize in working with professionals and executives to help them get more of what they want in their careers. Let’s connect for a complimentary 20-minute telephone Career Consultation to determine what’s getting in the way of your moving forward. By identifying this root issue or roadblock, we can then determine next steps to reaching your career goals. From developing professional resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles that grab recruiters’ attention, to devising strategies to ace the interview, I provide the tools you need to build your career success.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Certified Executive Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional
JL Careers Inc