Where Are You Going in Your Career? Here’s How to Decide

January 30, 2022

clipboard with the words: "Where I'm going from here..."What are you doing to set your intentions for your career?

Setting your intentions for where you want to go in your career is essential.

This is your opportunity to get clear on what you believe will make you happy and to set your trajectory. Because yes – you do have a choice! And when we know where we are headed, it’s easier to make the best decisions to get us there.

So how do we set career intentions?

As we think about what we want for ourselves in the future, one of the best things we can do is look back.

Following the advice of the very wise Maya Angelou: “If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going.”

Here’s why: It’s when we look back at what we’ve done and how we feel about it, that we can make smart decisions about what we want to do next.

So, as you think about where you want to be in the future, use this Career Guide to look back at what you’ve been doing at work with regards to three specific areas that are known to drive (or undermine) career satisfaction:

  • Your skills
  • Your values
  • Your interests

When we can take these three important areas and align them with how we spend our time and how we connect with the company we work with, we can positively impact how happy we are in our careers.

This is a process of introspection… so download this guide, grab a pen and a comforting drink that inspires deep thought (my favorite is cup of black tea), and give your future the time and attention it deserves.

Sidenote: Setting your career intention not just an end-of-year activity. You can walk through this process anytime and plan your year ahead. Is it July? Cool. Keep going…

Where do you want to go in your career?

Use this guide to create your own career path. You can choose your own adventure.

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