2014 resolutions – do you remember them?
Unaviodably, January is going to finish in a few days. It is a great time to look into our minds or notes and remind of New Year’s resolutions. Of course, 2014 has just started and most of our plans will be realised among the following months but what’s wrong in asking ourselves a question: Have I accomplished any of my dreams which I wanted to be finished until February? Did I do anything to start realising my goals? Do I still remember of my dreams?
I won’t be modest saying that I’m so proud of myself and 2014 has started very successfully for me. I decided to take advantage of every day in this year. Of course, it doesn’t mean that I prepared a specific plan for each day describing hours for resting, studying or working. I set some goals according to SMART model
You aim should be:
S – Simple
M – Measurable
A – Achieveable
R – Relevant
T – Timely defined
and do everything in my power to approach to them.
One of my aim was to find a job reflectecting my passion. I started looking for it in October, because I have finished my internship that month. I chose extramural studies and decided to start my career path earlier. Of course, it wasn’t easy at the beginning. I am a kind of fussy person. I wanted a job which will reflect my passion – marketing, social media. I said myself: You are good enough to find a job on that field but you must work very hard and don’t listen to other people. It will take some time, but it will be worth it.
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Several CVs were sent to companies. Some of them called me back and I had few-steps interviews and I did my best. Everytime, I was proud of myself but my own opinion wasn’t decisive. Months had been passing and I still hadn’t had a job. I even started sending CVs to companies which I have never waned to be connected to. I didn’t want my parents to pay for my studies and of course, like every youngster, I wish I could buy some new clothes, cosmetics and so on. As you can see, I lost motivation for a while. That’s really sad, when a young person who is full of hope, stop believing in herself and see how difficult the job market is.
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As I wrote some lines below, 2014 has started very positively for me but I know that the previous year and everything I started doing among it, had a huge influence on my present situation.
Now, I have my dream job and I am soooo happy!!! Luckily, after 4 months I found what I had been looking for. And what’s the most important: this job really reflects my passion and I can’t wait to develop myself and use my knowledge in practice – I will be a social media worker in cosmetics industry. AWESOME for me.:)
In this post I want to give you some advice which I follow every day. Some of them I found really useful after my 4-months-looking-for-job-experience. Now I don’t regret any interview. Every „failure” teached me a lot and now I am far more stronger, self-motivated, weaknesses’ aware and self-confident.
- Be punctual – you may ask a question: what is a link between success and punctuality? In my opinion – huge.
Punctuality is not only about being in right place on time. It is something far more important. Punctuality reflects your respect for person you are meeting with.
Someone very clever said that there are orly two excuses for being late: You are dead or You want to be dead ;) Remember to be on time, don’t think about stupid excuses. If you are punctual on meeting with somebody, it shows you as a well-organised person, very good to do business with 😉
2. Be ambitious
If you set yourself an easy goal, you will reach it. But why don’t be ambitious and set yourself more difficult aim? Don’t be afraid and stop telling yourself: I am not good enough to reach it. Not now, I will do it tomorrow!
- It won’t be tomorrow for realising your dreams!
- Every wasted day removes you from achieving goals!
- It won’t be a perfect day for starting realising your passion.
- You are a creator of your own life.
- Take a moment and make it perfect.
If you really have a dream, go for it. Otherwise, somebody else will do it.
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3. Be self – confident
Of course, you have heard it many times. But how want you to be successful if you don’t believe in your knowledge, abilities, personality? Nobody is perfect. A rule says that if you want to be a master in something, you need to do it for 2 hours every day for 10 years (10 000 hours). For example, if you want to be a social media specialist, start reading books about this topic, observing blogs and leaders on that field. The more you practise, the better you are.
I wish you all realised your goals in 2014. It won’t be easy, you may fail many times, but remember that success is a process and nothing really valuable comes to you without an effort, passion and determination.
P.S. Love what you do, do what you love – now I really know that my life is going in right direction. Thank you Steve for teaching me that heart is the best advisor.
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WHAT ARE YOUR RULES OF ACHIEVING GOALS? HAVE YOU ANY ADVICES HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE?