January is a time when many people resolve to get a new job. A new job can be life altering, but it can also be a disappointing case of "Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss."
Are you a fan of New Year’s resolutions? Do you like the idea of making a fresh new start every year? Or are you a skeptic of all the New Year "Resolutionaries" - the people who start a diet or join a gym, only to quit in February?
Before you just resolve to "get a new job" read what Peter Bregman wrote in the Harvard Business Review. In "Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013" Peter suggests that, "Instead of identifying goals, consider identifying areas of focus. A goal defines an outcome you want to achieve; an area of focus establishes activities you want to spend your time doing. A goal is a result; an area of focus is a path. A goal points to a future you intend to reach; an area of focus settles you into the present."
What is it that you want to spend your time doing at work?