Charting Your Career: 3 Steps to Making 2022 the Best Year Ever

Setting goals is the start of a new year for most people. But we know the majority of people never hit these goals. Whether it’s losing weight or starting a new career, the goals you set must be clear and attainable for you to meet them. When it comes to your career, there has never been a better time to take steps to improve. Today’s job market is ripe with opportunity and employers are rewarding your good work like never before. Here are three things you can do right now to make 2022 the best year for you and your family.

1. Let’s talk about your goals.
There is only one problem with most of the goals we set: they are probably unattainable. Your goals must be measurable and achievable or you’ll run the risk of never getting where you want to go. Many people set SMART goals, which are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Time-based

Having one big goal is one thing, but the SMART framework helps you break down the big goal into manageable and measurable increments. Hitting smaller goals on your way to a bigger goal is a lot easier and more motivating than working toward something big that could be months away. If you can create smaller wins, perhaps every month, it will keep you engaged and working toward that end result you’re trying to achieve.

Your goals should also be heart-felt in the sense that you believe in them and want to achieve them. They can’t be goals that are set for you by others; they must be your own.

2. Understand what’s stopping you from achieving your goals.

If you’ve created a goal that you own and buy into, and you know it’s attainable but you’re still not hitting it, there is something going on. There is some sort of resistance that is blocking your goals. Frankly, it could be your fear of not achieving your goals—or even fear of your own success. Either way, these roadblocks must be addressed for you to keep moving forward toward your goal.

The idea here is for you to identify what isn’t working and discard it or find a way around it. It’s a proactive, not a passive approach. After all; if you’re working toward a goal the key word is “work”—which means that this isn’t going to fix itself.

3. Consider a fresh start.

Sometimes the very thing that’s holding you back, is the job. It’s not your motivation. It’s not your inability to set realistic goals. It could be your boss or the work environment. It could be a lack of meaningful work. Whatever the issue is, sometimes the only thing you can do to fix it is to walk away and start fresh.

PrideStaff Thousand Oaks is here for the workers who believe there is something better out there for them. We hope you’ve been paying attention to the current job market, and recognize that you have the power to make some big changes in 2022. We hope you will consider working with our team to represent you to top employers. Our service is completely free and we are here to help you make this year your best ever.