Lewis Carroll said, “Any road will get you there, if you don’t know where you are going”.
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the ‘busy work’ when you get back to your desk in a new year without thinking about what you want out of your work, and your year, personally and professionally.
I seem to have blinked, and it’s now it’s March. And Spring is a great time to start tilling the soil and planting your seeds now to see them bloom in the new year. Just like the heads of the acid-yellow daffodils and my favourite almost-black tulips coming through now after months of patience.
So, put 20 minutes on the clock, get a cuppa and take this time to decide where you are headed and plot out your creative goals for the rest of this year.
Download the worksheet and articulate what your professional, and perhaps personal, goals are for this year – maybe it’s that promotion, a new role, developing your skills, building a team, starting that side hustle, whatever you’re dreaming of. Let’s start to make it a reality.
- What is the role for creative thinking and innovation in your goals?
- How can you make more space for it?
- What skills do you need to focus on?
- It might be developing your strategic chops – which includes how to research, finding insights and using them to build an idea
- Developing your creative toolkit, or increasing your facilitation skills, perhaps over Zoom or Teams
- Maybe it’s how to sell your ideas
This will help you to prioritise your acquisition of knowledge – does it fit with your goals?
And your stated goals will help you to organize your time and resources.
Whatever your goals, establishing them and writing down your goals provides you with a big, inspiring vision, and that all-important short-term motivation.
“Setting goals is the first step to turning the invisible into the visible” Tony Robbins
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