It’s that time of year again where we are set goals where we can better ourselves. This year, take a look at your career goals and set firm, measurable goals that you can actually track and keep. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-oriented. Make a plan to keep your goals so you can achieve them. Here are a few goals to help you start in the right direction:
- Do one thing to stay healthier at work. This can be anywhere from packing a healthy lunch, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, get up and stretch every hour, or walk for 10 minutes on your lunch break. Start with one easy obtainable goal and you will be on your way to a healthier you in no time.
- Learn a new skill. There are over a hundred new skills that you can learn with any job, whether it is a tech skill or personal development skill. There are online classes available along with tutorial videos that you can watch to improve a skill set.
- Read a career-related or motivational book. Reading to the mind is what exercise is to the body. No matter the job, there is a book out there that can improve your performance, your outlook or your personal habits. Reading a great book on professional development can give you a new perspective.
- Connect with other people. Reach out to people in your network and strengthen those connections. Touch base with them occasionally. They can be a resource if you even need someone to bounce an idea off of.
- Update your resume. Make it a goal to review your resume yearly. If you don’t plan on applying anywhere, it is always a good idea to update your resume periodically so you don’t lose track of the information or the new skill sets that you have learned.
Set your new year’s goals that will have a positive and generative impact on your life.