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It's the time for new beginnings

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A fresh new year and it is time for introspection on how to move forward. Most of us take the customary new year's resolutions and then forget all about them by mid-year. I believe that should not be the case.

A resolution that makes a difference to our career growth is the need of the hour. From a career point of view, it is quite important that we need to plan for our growth. While it does not need a new year to plan, a new year provides us with a reason to get into this exercise.

In the corporate world, we carry excess baggage which clutter our minds. Why not use the New Year as an excuse to de-clutter our minds and see things from a radically new perspective? It will not only help us change our beliefs but will also make it easier for us to move forward.

Success in the corporate world depends on many factors. Learning new things is one of the important aspects that contribute to our career growth. We can learn a new language, develop a new skill, explore a new market or even move to a new job. This will ensure that we are opening our minds to opportunities that are waiting to be exploited. It is also the time of the year to create a larger vision of where we want to be in the coming months.

A clear and larger vision will help us reach our goals if we approach the same in a systematic and studied manner. It is also advisable to spend some time on introspection in order to chalk out our future plans so that we get the maximum benefit. New beginnings provide us with the opportunity to take responsibility for the choices we make. It helps us to make the transition from mediocre to excellence.

Go ahead and embrace new beginnings so that the year becomes better in more ways than one.

Handy Hints:

• Self-reflection can identify what makes a successful career

• Embrace new beginnings with a larger vision to improve life

• This new year, try to learn a new language, develop a new skill

Find out how to push your thinking beyond the limits

Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink