About this time every year, I begin to reflect on the past year and have a little career discussion with myself, , , been doing this for as long as I can remember. Comments about me getting older and forgetful will not be necessary.
The question I ask myself is simple, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
It’s also a question I ask most of my employees whenever I conduct a career discussion with them. It’s worth pondering from time to time.
During the holidays, I try to have some “down time” to relax, think about the past year, and to brain storm a bit about what the future might hold for me , , , and for my company, , , and for my family. You see, it’s important to focus on personal objectives as well as business objectives.
I’m a firm believer that you create your own destiny. That’s why I’ve been developing New Year Resolutions since the 1970’s. I even have a journal where I have collected all that I could find to give me somewhat of a historical perspective. I’m missing a few years of my resolutions, but I do have most of the years.
I try to develop two sets of resolutions every year at this time:
- Business goals and objectives
- Personal objectives
And what I can tell you is that many of the things I’ve accomplished are a result of making them an objective by writing them down in my New Year Resolutions.
Some may think this to be a waste of time. I don’t. Make something a priority, , , write it down, , , look at it every month, , , and you shouldn’t be surprised when you make it happen.
Got to go, , , need to go have some “think tank” time and consider next year’s goals.