Work resolutions for young professionals
As we enter the first working day of the New Year, here is a list of resolutions every young professional should take in order to avoid Monday blues! Most of our workforce today is in the age of 24-35 that makes it easy to classify most professionals as YOUNG.
Most of our resolutions revolve around weight loss and travel goals, but we often ignore the changes that we can bring in our professional lives. Being in the age bracket of 25-35 we have ample opportunities to both lean and lead at the same time.
Here are the 6 resolutions that will make 2016 a Legend with a little dary!
Master a New Skill
As some people argue you are never too old to learn. Therefore, take an opportunity to learn a new skill. This will definitely be the top resolution because learning and growing are definitely a top priority.
Mastering a new skill can help fuel creativity and inspire you in other areas of life. By remaining perpetual students, successful people open themselves up to innovation and new opportunities. This resolution need not put a dent in your pocket. You are in 2016, open the goddamn Goggle and use online resources to help you master a new skill at little or no cost.
Still not inspired? Hint – Successful people never stop learning.
Spend More Time with Family
This made it to second position of our Resolution list because we see more and more professionals straining ties with their family. You might think highly successful people are workaholics who get no sleep and never have time for their family and friends. However, successful people typically know that having a work-life balance is important. So, they resolve to spend more time with family each New Year. They know that family is an important part of life and that being successful does not mean much without a family’s love and support.
Remember Chetan Bhagat’s quote, “Work hard, but make time for your love, family and friends. Nobody remembers PowerPoint presentations on your final day.”
I often feel that 24 hours are really less. But the truth is that time is the only entity that the nature has showered on every individual equally. Every species gets 24 Hours a day, it depends on you, about how you make it resourceful.
Life is messy enough, no doubt, and you don’t want to mess it up further. The respite is that we have many apps and technology benefits that will help you cut the clutter. Fire up any organiser or scheduler and make sure you use it this time. Don’t let it sit in you app drawer like last year.
Pro tip – Don’t pretend to find the best organiser app. All the apps work fine, it’s YOU who matters!
Find a Mentor or Accountability Partner
I am not embarrassed to accept that I need a mentor. My motivation is like an open soda bottle, it fizzes out. I need someone to keep me motivated, guide me, push me and clear my foggy goal visions every now and then. It is also obvious that it cannot happen by someone who is the same as your age. It generally has to be someone more experienced and wise. There is no need to light a torch to find this person, we all have some like that in acquaintance, just segregate the well-wisher and there you go.
In most of the cases, you will find a mentor at work or in your field who is willing to invest time to support you. In other cases, you might need to spend money for a business coach or other professional to keep you on the right path.
Remember Poo could have never become The Dragon Warrior without Master Shifu.
Focus on Overall Health
Nearly everyone has that New Year resolution of losing weight. But successful people know that it is not only about weight loss, but also about managing your health — inside and out.
I have seen that most of the corporate employees are unhealthy, both physically and mentally. They have stress, anxiety, weight issues and all other health problems.
The good part is that many problems have the same cause. So once you undo the cause all the issue will get sorted on its own. If you are sure to be a gym bunker, take care of small things like strolls, walks and step climbing. If you can’t stay hungry, hog less. And if you can’t make time for any physical activity, just do little squats and other exercises while you are at work. Trust me, initially our colleagues will find it amusing, but eventually they will follow suit.
When in doubt – Squat
Trust me this is integral! It is important! Learn when to give in and also when to give up. Your job is not the end of the world. Take chances with life, if you have an idea, invest in it. Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of being stagnant. Leap of faith is real indeed. And start-ups are growing, finally India has embraced the concept of Start-ups, there is no dearth of investors. But you have to make a move first. Remember most of the successful people failed miserably just before they made it big.
As you read this, some start-up founder somewhere just raised a seed funding
Go brave heart, be Awesome!