As the world says Thank God it’s Friday (TGIF), I’m wondering why it’s difficult for me to jump on my feet and scream TGIF!!! I should be happy it’s friday, but I can’t come to terms with the fact that I have not accomplished much in my career, this week and I’m feeling very grumpy and grouchy with myself. I’m so mad at me. (staring at my image in the mirror) What happened to the plans I made for the week? And the thoughts of taking steps in achieving my career goals?
I had some awesome career plans, to take over the world.
But, that was on sunday. Now, I’m back at the end of another week with no executed career plan and no steps taken. I’m still holding the sheet of paper on which my well designed plan is drawn. The days roll in and will continue to do so. The year is running to an end. How do I make my career and job plans leap out of paper into reality, even as the world turns friday? I need to execute, and execute well. I know I should take solace in the fact that its the weekend and weekend is for fun. But what happens after that? Back to the cycle?
So, here I am burdened by a sense of career guilt.
Confused TGIF participator.
Dear Confused Participator,
I’m yet to fully understand your obsession with me and the way the world celebrates me.
Your career plan is still intact, isn’t it? Let’s see, you did not break down your career goal for the week into small practicable steps. How did you expect to take over the entire world in one week? You take it over one career step at a time.
- Break down your Career plan into small bits.
- Have a chart you can use to mark each step you take.
- Take stock of what you have achieved daily.
- Don’t beat yourself up. Just do it.
- Then take stock at the end of the week.
- Be productive during weekends. Don’t wait till a new week begins.
- Remember, you can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
So, I hope you’ll quit being obsessed with me. Let me enjoy being celebrated.
So, how did your week go? What can you do to improve? Please drop your comments in the comments section below.