Have You Set Your Career Goals for 2020?
With every new year comes new challenges, reflections from the previous year, resulting ‘resolutions’ that are rarely followed through and maybe a number of key questions about what the future holds. So, how happy are you in your job or career?
Probably, like most people, you haven’t given this much thought and have instead just stumbled blindly into yet another year. Does this sound familiar?
However, if you are one of the minority of people (estimated as the top 5-10%) who are really focused and self-aware, you have no doubt already set some serious goals for your career and other aspects of your life, which you will be monitoring on a regular basis to ensure you are on track.
You may have even invested in the services of a Career, Life or Executive Coach to keep you focused, challenge you and ensure you stay on track to re-ignite and achieve your desired career and life goals for 2020. If so, I applaud you, as by setting your intent, investing in yourself and your future and taking positive action you are highly likely to achieve your desired success!
So, how much have you looked forward to returning to your job this year, after the festive break, achieving some definite new goals OR… have you yet again stumbled blindly back into your job for another year of tedium and ‘more of the same’?
How Do You Know if You Are in the Right Job?
It’s a staggering statistic that research consistently shows that at least 1 in 2 people are ‘in the wrong job’ and ‘unfulfilled’. This means it could this be you or if not it’s likely to be someone or even a number of people you know. Therefore, do you (or they) want to face yet another year of unhappiness, living your life in compromise and constantly thinking ‘what if‘? I’m sure you don’t.
Despite these sobering statistics, only a small percentage of people ever do something proactive to change their situation. Don’t let this be you!
Is it Time for you to have a Career ‘Health Check’?
Do you feel like you may be approaching or are already at a career or life crossroads? If so, when was the last time, if ever, you have done an ‘audit’ on your career satisfaction?
Maybe now is the time to take positive action and establish how you really feel about your job or career?
There is no need for you to speculate whether you need to consider a job or career change or make excuses that you are too busy to think about it. Here is a great opportunity to take this quick free survey to check your Career Health.
By just answering a few simple questions it will provide you with invaluable information from which it will become obvious how you feel about your job or career, whether you are at a career crossroads and also the key aspects that you need to change for you to be happy.
Take positive action now towards the first steps to finding a fulfilling job or career and a brighter future!
Steve Preston is known as The Career Catalyst ®. A leading Career Coach to professionals and executives, the Career Coach’s Coach, MD of specialist Consultancy SMP Solutions (Career & People Development) Ltd, motivational speaker and Internationally acclaimed Author of Career and Personal Development books and products, including Portfolio Careers – How to Work for Passion, Pleasure & Profit, Winning Through Career Change – Six Steps to Navigate your way to a Brighter Future and Winning Through Redundancy.