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The end of year is a great time to take stock. Evaluate what has gone well and where we have opportunity for improvement. A New Year is also  a great time to set goals for your life and career. There are no rules and no steps to follow. Great visioning requires big thoughts and ideas.

Many don’t take the time. Career and personal life visioning requires time. It should be scheduled and unrushed. It requires follow up and research. It involves aligning your vision with your values. Determining what is important and why. For some visioning is about making more money, for others it is about creating more personal time. Whatever your vision may be, it should be aligned with what you value the most in your life and career.

Start by asking yourself what is success and how can that be measured. You can evaluate if you are currently “successful” or if there is an opportunity for you to be more successful. What is your ideal job? What do you strive to have in your life and why? Who are your role models? Have you surrounded yourself with these people? Surrounding doesn’t mean that they are down the block, in this global technological world, how do you maintain contact with those who are key to success?

When you answer these questions, ask yourself:  Can I clearly articulate what is personal and career success?  Have you written it down?

Now comes the work.  How will you achieve these goals.  What are the short and long term steps that you must take.

This all comes down to living your life with purpose. Knowing what each of your actions are leading to. It means that you are making decisions from the right frame of mind.

As you move towards your goal, ensure that you are not static and rigid. If along the way your goals change, restate your vision and make the adjustments necessary for your ultimate success.

Make 2016 a year to remember. In a year when you reflect on 2016 we hope that you have taken great strides towards your goals. Here is wishing everyone a successful and happy 2016.



Randy Upright
Randy Upright
Randy is Manpower Alberta's CEO who inspires his team to success. He is committed to assisting our clients, candidates, and employees to win in the changing world of work. Please contact him @randyupright or randy.upright@manpower.com if you would like to discuss anything with him.

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