The mantra I live by is “Don’t be at the same place a year from now.” If you are wanting to excel in your job with more pay or maybe new responsibilities, make action on this and do what it takes to hit that goal. Maybe you have a goal to be more of an influencer with others or even to be a mentor. Taking those steps to make action will move you from one level of success to another. I personally take each day and mentally see myself advancing forward. It could be to decide to be more social than you were last year. Or to read one book per month on a topic that will help you at your job. There are so many ways to advance yourself whether it’s for a job promotion or just being a better person.
One thing that I decided to do years ago is to listen to people more. Try to become an expert at listening. I am still working on this, but for me, this is a must in my position. Listening to others brings value to them and is saying to them, “I respect what you have to say”.
Instead of setting such lofty goals for yourself this year or that dreaded New Year’s resolution, go after small goals. As you do this, you will feel more accomplished and energized because you are meeting your goals.
Tips for Getting More Goals Accomplished This Year
- Listen more this year
- Write more cards to appreciate others
- Read more self-help books
- Find someone to mentor
- Start your education or continue your education
Remember, setting small goals for yourself and then seeing yourself accomplishing them will motivate you not accept where you are personally or professionally.