It's a new year and a time when you may feel hopeful. The holidays have passed and the new year represents a new start and clean slate. It's also a time when people make resolutions that are quickly discarded when the reality of beginning something completely new, different, or challenging begins to feel overwhelming, especially when new habits or existing patterns of thought must be changed.
This is particularly relevant for the development of new career goals. The first of the year finds many people considering new careers, jobs, goals, or outcomes – and underlying those career resolutions are a desire, dream, or hope. But if an effort is made and then a change isn't fully realized it can lead to discouragement, frustration, and disappointment, which isn't the best way to start the new year.