|Use Your Holiday To Plan Your Next Move|
|Written by Miles Cooper|
|Friday, 18 January 2008|
For many of us, holidays are a time to think about improving our lives and often one of the areas in which we are most dissatisfied is work. However, simply making a resolution to leave a job, train for a new career or set up a business isn’t enough.
If it’s going to happen, we need to take action. However, like so many of our good intentions, the decision to change gets put on the back burner as soon as are back at work after the holidays. We get caught up in the stress of everyday life and all thoughts of a new life are forgotten.
Learning to manage time effectively is a key factor in planning a career move. It takes time to investigate all the possibilities, weigh up the pros and cons and take the action needed to bring about the change we desire. And it takes courage – moving from the safety of something we know to an area which is completely new can be frightening. So the first step is to take time to plan your future.
There are many additional steps which will help you decide which career to follow and by breaking these down into manageable chunks, the task becomes a great deal easier.
people dream that something would be the ideal career for them, but
feel it’s beyond reach. Others have a passion for a hobby but don’t
believe it could ever make them any money. And many people would like
to set up a business but don’t have the right experience. If one of
these situations applies to you, one of the first steps is to do some
you’ve decided what you want to do, you can make a plan, starting with
your end goal and working backwards. Ask yourself which step comes
immediately before achieving your goal and then which comes before that
and so on until you reach something you can do today.
You may not know what all of the steps will be, but by taking them one at a time you won’t give up on your resolutions and will be much closer to your dream by the end of this year.