You can’t control everything that affects you, it’s a fact. Setbacks happen and surprising opportunities can arise. Recognizing that you can’t control everything – not your disappointments or your big wins – is a key part of maintaining long-term resilience.
Still, your way of thinking can determine how well you respond to what comes your way, how resilient you are, and how fulfilling you find your work and your life.
Here are 5 essential resolutions to help you make the most of this year:
1. Recognize that your work and your life are on the same team
You’ve heard the phrase “work-life balance”. It seems admirable at first glance. And yes, you need to balance the demands of your professional career and the demands and desires outside the work context. Outside interests also help build connections and social capital. They can even boost your career “brand”.
2.Remember that you are responsible for your career
The professional world is very competitive. People are busy. Those above you are focused on your own path. Furthermore, it is very difficult for managers to reliably assess how an individual contributed to the success or failure of a team. All of this means that whatever you want to happen will have to come from your own efforts.
3. Pay attention to your success and the advantages you can get
Another part of loving your career (and your life) is pursuing your desires, dreams, and goals, even if others don’t quite understand the path you want to take. This can also be a great time to gain more knowledge that can help you move up the ranks or move forward.
Whatever the specifics of your goals, having the best year of your professional career still involves being very clear about what you want and pursuing that idea to the end.
4.Rebuild your social capital and accumulate new connections
Almost everyone “reduced” social capital during the pandemic, as the lack of face-to-face time prevented the emergence of new relationships and, in some cases, weakened existing ones. This year, focus on rebuilding it, even if it’s on the virtual side.
One strategy: build a personal visibility plan. This is a specific plan that takes into account the challenges of remote or hybrid work and includes ways to stay visible. You may decide to do more than required or turn in work on time, or you may plan regular meetings with colleagues outside of work.
5. Recognize that you are in a relationship with your professional career
In 2022 you should pay attention to your career. Nurturing a relationship with your professional career means that you feel good about it and, therefore, you should take care of it.
How can you do this? For starters, make sure you focus your attention on your successes and not your failures. We all have setbacks, even the most successful people. Learn from them, move on, and stay focused on your highest points.
To make 2022 the best year of your professional career, take control of your attitudes and actions. As we enter a year with so many unknowns, decide to choose the path that will bring you the most joy.
Original article: 5 Resolutions To Build Resilience And Rise And Thrive In 2022