Happy New Year! – 2016

This is the time of year where people often make resolutions, set goals, vow to become a better person in any number of ways – either personally or professionally. I’m no different. I’ve made my fair share of resolutions over the years, predominantly personal (lose weight, change apartments, drink more water,etc.) I have a few of those this year too, but I’m determined to make some real strides in my professional life in 2016.

I’ve been listening to Shonda Rhimes’ book, Year of Yes, via Audible and one of the things she said really stood out to me – Deciding is not Doing. One short sentence. Four simple words. Infinite possibilities. Deciding is not Doing.

What I heard when I heard those words was:

“Stop saying you need a new job and start applying to jobs, T.”

“Don’t just donate money to causes. Get more involved, T.”

“Get active in your professional organizations, T.”

I’m feeling motivated to seek and create career opportunities in 2016. I’m also feeling motivated to increase my advocacy efforts for homelessness and mental health awareness. Deciding is good, but DOING is better. Onward and upward!

What will you decide to do this year?

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