January 2022 is looking a lot like January 2021, and I honestly didn’t see that coming. I figured by this time we’d be emerging from the pandemic in small but clear ways, not back in lock-down supporting on-line learning at home for our kids.
It just goes to show that plans don’t always go to, well …plan.
So, the name of the game for 2022 is resilience. Resilience (our ability to recover from set-backs and challenges) is what will get things done.
At this time of year, I get the heebie jeebies from headlines like “Change your life in 10 days!” or “Make this the year you have it all!”. These click-bait articles usual herald a rigid plan (often starting with getting up at 5AM and drinking LOTS of water) to help meet your goals.
But you and I already know that if we plan for something and stick to it, we’ll get there (regardless of our H2o consumption or waking hours). Yet, I still sometimes get sucked down the rabbit hole of headline promises, hoping this is THE article that will change some annoying aspect of my life!
The reality is, I’m not going to stick to someone else’s plan for my life, no matter how good the advice is because advice is completely absent of context, circumstance and challenge. Advice is the “best case” scenario. Advice does not offer resilience. The only person who can bring that vital ingredient (resilience) into the mix is me.
So, here are four crucial tips to cancel uncertainty and build energy for whatever you have planned for your career in 2022:
I think if all of us knew exactly how long the effects of the pandemic would have on our lives we’d be much better able to handle the ups and downs, but that’s the thing, none of us have ever lived through a pandemic before. We don’t know what to expect. It’s the same when you set a new goal for yourself. Being resilient means you leave space for both the best- and worst-case scenarios, empowering you to make your goals happen, even in the middle of a pandemic.
You. Will. Get. There. I can feel it. Can you?
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