Complete this sentence Maybe it’s time to… How would you answer this question when it comes to your career?
You know it’s Monday when I jump on my motivation soapbox! And what better day of the week to do this?!
Today, try completing the rest of this phrase…
Maybe it is time to…
In essence, ask yourself if you need to adjust your direction or alignment.
We typically wait until the end of December to make resolutions for the new year, but what if you did this more regularly?
It’s funny that you probably bring your car in for an oil change more frequently than you self assess!
Sit in a quiet space and just think about these questions. Write down your answers. It makes them more real and you’ll have something to refer back to.
Maybe it’s time to reassess what’s important in your life and what motivates you.
Read more about defining your values.
Maybe you’ve been coasting in your job and it is time to establish a course of action to move you out of complacency.
Maybe you haven’t been updating your skills and knowledge. Now is a really great time to increase your intellectual power!
At your annual doctor’s appointment, they probably made some recommendations for exercise and eating better. Are you? Or have you procrastinated?
What You Do For Others
When was the last time you volunteered or maybe you need to bow out of some of your volunteering duties. Volunteering takes time and you should enjoy it, so are you?
Making Changes Takes Effort
Adjusting any of these things takes effort and you are often so busy with the monotonous daily routines, you run out of energy to take on additional work.
But today, just start with your list! It may get you thinking.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.