It should be a great feeling to walk into your job after New Year’s Day. First, many people may not have a job to walk into. Be thankful that you have a place to express your talents and a place to earn a living. A new year should bring fresh hope and excitement about what the year will bring. Be that employee that is always positive rather than the sour faced employee that is always negative.
You are responsible for your own career. You have so much to offer the world, so keep your skills sharp and stay alert for the best opportunity. Never be dependent on any one job. Always know that what you have is valuable, and if one door closes, you can find another open door. Network like your life depended on it because your next job could very well be through a person in your circle. Don’t always seek to get and not give. Pay it forward to the next person.
Balance is important in any career. Work with all of your might, but don’t refrain from playing when the time comes. Your best work can never be when you are burned out and fresh out of ideas and energy. A new year should spark new enthusiasm. Your mind is your only limitation. Don’t be afraid to dream big dreams. You were born to create and solve the world’s problems. Always be confident with what you have inside of you. No job should ever diminish how you feel about you.
Success is sometimes found in the details, so don’t get so caught up in the big picture that you ignore important details. Learn the beauty of delegation. One man or woman’s weakness is another person’s strength. Focus on your strength and delegate those things you can. Working smarter involves finding the most efficient and effective way to get the job done in an excellent manner. Don’t be afraid of what your critics will say when you find new and innovative ways to get the work done. Don’t fear the unknown path. This may be the very path that leads you to the pinnacle of success.