Career Advice

New Year, New Career Goals - How to Accomplish More in 2020

New Job Pursuit 10 December, 2019

The new year is right around the corner. That means it is time to start thinking of how you will make this a great year personally and professionally. If you have had trouble seeing your New Year's Resolutions through in the past, here are 3 ways to help you accomplish more in 2020. 

Get Up Earlier

No one likes to hear this, but regardless of what your New Year's Resolutions are, getting up earlier will almost always help you make those goals a reality. Getting up earlier gives you the time you need to focus on your goals and take actionable steps toward those goals. In his book Change Your Habits Change Your Life, author Tom Corely discovered that rising early is one of the most common habits among world's most successful people. 

Take Care of Yourself

Ignoring your needs is the quickest way to burn out on your goals. Many people have the idea of self-care backwards. They think that they  must give everyone else everything they need and then take care of themselves last. Turn this idea around in 2020. Use the, "put your mask on first," theory. During an airplane flight, the first rule of an emergency situation is for you to put your air mask on first. The reason for this is  if you don't have what you need you cannot help anyone else. Use this idea in your self-care plan for 2020. Get what you need to be happy and healthy, and then you will be better equipped to give your family, friends and employer what they need. 

Unwrap the Gift

Negativity is one of the leading causes of stress and anxiety. Everyone seems stressed out and anxious. How can you stop this cycle? In her book 1000 Gifts, author Ann Voskamp discovers that there is nothing in life that is not really a gift in disguise. Even the most traumatic events of your life have a gift hidden deeply within. The secret to having a better outlook on life is to learn how to unwrap these gifts. Sometimes you must dig pretty deep to find them. When you start doing this, you find out that your life is not a failure or a tragedy. This better perspective will help you accomplish more, take healthy risks and bounce back from disappointment.  

Setting goals is great, but those goals can't get accomplished without time, self-care and a healthy outlook on life. Use these tips to make 2020 your best year ever.