It’s ironic that I’ve reached a milestone on the blog about the same time the year is coming to an end. I know a lot of people are reflecting on what they’ve accomplished in 2011 and starting to give serious thought to goals for 2012.
Here’s a basic rundown of my goals for next year:
- More writing. I really love the whole creative process and I want to do even more! I am beginning work on my first book and seeking more guest-writing, collaborative opportunities with other folks in the blogosphere.
- More networking. The most pleasant surprise of this journey so far are the wonderful people I’ve met through social media. I want to do more to solidify those connections and expand them. I set a goal to attend at least 3 professional conferences next year, not including my annual trip to Hire Minds. I believe that will give me the courage to tear down the wall I’ve built between work-me and blog-me one brick at a time.
- More learning. It’s long over due for me to get active with my local SHRM chapter and get my SPHR Certification. I have heard this same message repeatedly from different sources in recent weeks in things I’ve read and listened to — and I know it’s the Universe telling me to get on it. Along with that, I also want to read more good, old-fashioned books.
Seems simple, right? It is.
Goal-setting isn’t rocket science. It’s taking the time to get still and silent, figure out what you want to do or what you need to do, how best to do it and setting an order of priority.
Most times, the goals almost set themselves. Like I said, the Universe often screams out to us what our next steps should be. We just have to atune our hearts and minds to hear it … What is it saying to you?