3 Career-Boosting New Year’s Resolutions to Keep
Having New Year’s resolutions is an easy task. Keeping them is the challenge. Studies show that 80% of us will fail to stick with them within the first 30 days due to lack of capability, opportunity, and motivation.
Career coach Lea McLean believes that most of us are making the wrong resolutions in her The Muse article. She recommends the following three career-boosting goals as achievable:
Have one experience that stretches you. Look for one experience this year that will help you to move up in your organization or career. Maybe volunteering with a meaningful organization will ultimately provide exposure to place you in a position for promotion.
“Even if that’s not the end result of you trying your hand at something outside your career comfort zone, it’s likely to introduce you to new people, offer you a memorable new learning experience, and lead you to discover insight about yourself,” McLean writes.
Learn one tech skill. Learning a new skill in this digital era is necessary. “As one of the biggest in-demand skills today, learning the basics in tech can hardly do harm. Check out LinkedIn Learning and Codecademy,” McLean adds.
Plan one unplugged weekend—48 hours with no Wi-Fi. As human beings, we depend on technology all the time. Developing a habit of disconnecting every now and then can help you from reaching that point of burnout.
“I challenge you to step away from your devices for one entire weekend. At the very least, it’ll stave off exhaustion, but at most, it'll lead to a creative and more energized you,” says McLean.
For more suggestions, read McLean’s article, “5 Career-Boosting New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Want to Keep.”