August 08, 2010

Moving Your Career Forward: A Challenge For You

Ever feel like you are in a rut? Stuck in some way and can't move foreword because you just don't have the time to put in the work to get to where you want to be? Actually, the idea can apply to just about anything in life: the gym you keep meaning to go to, the unread book on your shelf, the new career you intended to start. Still, you can't seem to escape your routine and by the time you return from work or school you are too exhausted to bother.

I understand, even I am guilty of not updating this as often as I would like. Not everything needs to be completed on a large scale though. Even taking as little as 5-15 minutes a day to do just one thing to accomplish your goal can make a big difference in the long run. Take 15 minutes to update your resume, 5 minutes to read a news article related to your goals, 20 minutes to find some networking events to sign up for, 10 minutes to read part of a book that will teach you about your dream job. This is a lot more productive and manageable than waiting for the next time you will have several hours and actually feel like doing some work. Surely, the next time you have time to spare you'd probably rather relax.

In an effort to listen to my own advice here, I'm going to try to do the same, and take some time each day to try to make some progress on this blog. I will keep you updated. I challenge you to do the same this week: spend at least 5 minutes each day doing something that will help you accomplish that goal you've been putting off working towards, and let me know how it goes!
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