Welcome to 2017. Now that the holidays, parties, and get-togethers are over, things are starting to return to normal. But wait, have you set any goals or made any resolutions for yourself?
I’m not a big resolution fan, but I do love to set and accomplish goals. Goal setting has been an important part of my life as long as I can remember. The key to achieving goals, however, lies in the root word of resolution, “resolute.”
res·o·lute: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering. “She was resolute and unswerving.”
Can you be resolute and unswerving about something that can improve your life, yourself, your firm, or your career?
Commit to more reading and learning. Think of committing to self-improvement—read more, attend a seminar, webinar, or learning event at least quarterly. There is not a better way to improve your career and your firm than by improving yourself.
Commit to a hobby. Pick that hobby back up that you dropped because you didn’t have time. Make the time. It will be good for your soul and most likely, you’ll meet some new people along the way. You never know where those new relationships will take you.
Commit to spending some quality time with your colleagues. Relationships drive the world. Developing and nurturing the relationships with your co-workers and colleagues can pay dividends when you need them the most. And it can be fun!
Commit to improving something at the office. There must be one small thing, one system, one form that you can improve. Improving this will make your day-to-day life better, and probably help get you noticed.
So set those goals and start making the improvements. Try to stay on schedule and achieve your goals before it quickly becomes 2018.
SMPS President Craig Galati, AIA, FSMPS, CPSM, is principal of LGA, in Las Vegas, NV. He can be reached at 702.263.7111 or [email protected].