When looking back at 2017, were there things you were worried about in your job or career which you now realise were not worth the worry?
Perhaps you were worried about not being good enough for your new job.
Were you anxious about a work appraisal?
Perhaps your family and friends were telling you not to change career making you worried about it all going wrong if you went against their advice.
Were these things worth the worry? Did worrying make you feel happy and positive, driving you towards a fulfilling career, or did it make you feel stressed and tired?
Worrying can make you feel miserable. It stems from negative attitudes and beliefs and can delay decision making and progression. A common belief which causes worry is thinking you are not good enough. This belief frequently stops people achieving what they want to achieve.
If you found 2017 to be a year of worry and would rather make 2018 a year of self-control and planning, then first have a think about your current beliefs about yourself and ensure you adopt an ‘I can’ attitude.
With this new positive attitude, you can then move forward with your career planning, using these questions to help focus your ideas:
- Do you still want to be in your current job in 2019? What can you do over the next year to develop within your current role?
- Do you want to progress within your organisation? What is your next role and what can you take on to enable you to progress?
- Do you want a career change? If so, what is your overall goal and what steps do you need to take to get there in 2018?
Leaving behind the worry and taking control of your thoughts will enable you to decide what you want in your career and have the confidence to achieve it!