We're in the New Year, and I'm guessing at least one of your resolutions had to do with one of your career goals. For me, it's to finally write down the book proposal that has been rattling around my head for two years. I know that by committing it to paper, I've taken the first concrete step toward achieving it. (Even if it takes another four years to write.)
It's easy to become discouraged when your career goals are huge and take time to reach. When you're a parent, you might fall onto the mommy track for a couple of years, and feel that you're truly headed backwards instead of forwards. Or, perhaps a layoff or career setback has you truly down. The best path up the mountain is usually zig-zag, rather than directly up.
So give yourself credit for small steps towards your career goals. For me, it's writing a blog post about the book proposal. I know that people will read it, and ask me about it, and that will help keep me accountable. What's your first step?
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