This is it. This is the year you set your goals and STICK with them. How?
Wesley Connor set out 10 tips for how to set career goals and stick to them. Connor emphasizes that Americans spend 1,787 hours a year working to chase this illusion of success.
He calls this the “hamster wheel syndrome”, chasing the idea of success without outlining it.
You can’t ever expect to become successful without taking control of what your idea of success looks like.
If you’re ready to define your idea of success and set the goals to get there, read his 10 tips article here.
Our favorite take-aways:
You are not an island.
You do not have to do this all alone. Ask “who do I need to align with to make this goal happen?” Do you need a mentor? Coach? Partner? Connor mentions creating your “career fantasy league” of people you want on your team. Don’t forget to branch out and expand your network and continue to grow.
2. Be your future self.
Visualize, visualize, visualize. Picture yourself doing your dream job, living your idea of success, and how it makes you feel to have achieved it. Dress, act, and work like you’ve already made it. Connor brings up how olympic athletes will visualize their performance 1000x before competing. Don’t focus on outcomes, focus on the feeling that outcome will bring. Sense of accomplishment is unbeatable.
3. Focus on impact, not title.
In this day and age people will hold an average of 10 jobs by the time they are 40. Instead of focusing on your current/dream title, establish what you want your impact on the world to be. When your goals are aligned with an impact the journey there will not be bogged down by specific titles or roles.
Now take what you have learned and create your personal idea of success and what it takes to get there! Read more here.