New Year, New Goals, New Plans
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the end of 2018, I talked about the importance of looking in the rear-view mirror to reflect upon your greatest successes. Now we look ahead, with a New Year bringing new possibilities. The “journey” that Emerson speaks of in the quote above is unique for everyone…a journey they will navigate with the help of family, friends, colleagues, and mentors.
Your chosen career path is but one facet of that journey, and I believe that when we broaden our focus from simply professional development to personal AND professional development, we reach that sweet spot where your actions are intentional and always directed towards your goals. In short, it provides the opportunity for you to become the best version of yourself.
I am not talking about New Year’s resolutions, because they don’t work. Typical resolutions are reactions to things we don’t like when we look in the mirror. The problem with that approach is that we should embrace that person instead of rejecting them, acknowledging what makes us unique, and make tangible plans to become our ideal self. That approach is your “Joyful Rebellion”, which is defined by Brad Montague, creator of Kid President as:
“A joyful rebellion is you living differently not because you are mad at how things are but because you are swelling with joy at the thought of how things could be. When you joyfully rebel against your circumstances, against mediocrity or negativity, you invite others into something really beautiful.”
Your Joyful Rebellion begins the process of intentional Personal & Professional Development, and it is NOT ONLY for those seeking new opportunities; it is for anyone who wants to align the work they do to their values, gain new skills, level up in their current role, or simply feel more in control of their future. I realize that the journey will look and feel different for each person, and that the cadence of the development will change with the seasons of life and stages of your careers.
The PGA Career Planning Model allows me to provide support, guidance, and counsel for those who wish to push forward to realize what they are capable of. Through this guided process, I believe you can take another step in the direction of becoming the best possible version of yourself. I also believe that act will lead to career success, personal achievement, and fulfillment both personally and professionally.
You can request my services by CLICKING HERE, and I know that you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in 2019.
Here. We. Go.
Jason Boaz, PGA
PGA Career Consultant
Illinois and Wisconsin Sections of the PGA of America