When things are humming along well at work, it’s easy to become complacent about your career. However, it’s actually the best time for a quick career checkup because your thinking won’t be driven by an immediate need to leave your job—which is when most people think about their careers!
Ask yourself these four questions:
- What do I like about my current role?
- What do I dislike about my current role?
- What role do I want next? (This is usually more productive than asking “Where do I want to go,” which can paralyze you.)
- What do I need to do next to obtain that new role?
Note: If you’re struggling at work, answer the question, “What have I learned here?” which will help you get more objectivity on your situation.
Periodically checking in with your goals helps you stay on course and increase your skill set strategically so that you’re prepared no matter what the future brings.
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