European Starling, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Before You Go Back to Work

Back to Work


European Starling, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in Blog post: Back to Work

European Starling, on Its Way to Work


Now that the new year has begun, it’s time to go back to work.

Of course, before you rush off, you might want to have a map.

Or, in other terms, you might want to plan how you will live in the coming year.

Otherwise you could end up in the wrong tree. While birds can simply fly to another tree, humans find this wastes their time.

So take a moment to write:

1) What you want to do with the year (your intentions).

This could be a list of results. Such as what you want to accomplish, want to have, or want to be. And it’s okay to dream a bit because most achievements begin as dreams.

2) What you could do to achieve these intentions (your plans and goals).

Note that plans are actions that you take to make progress (or overcome obstacles) between what you have and what you want.

And goals are specific, realistic, measurable milestone targets for your actions. For example, you might set a goal to visit a local park twice each week.

Notice that such a goal describes an action that you control, instead of a result that depends upon others.

Then, once you finish writing your plan, decide to review (and revise) it at least once each month.

And now you’re ready to go back to work.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

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1 Comment
  • Juan Carlos Belalcazar C
    Posted at 11:47h, 03 January

    Well although I don’t have wings, I can swing from branch to branch, with my ape like arms and then perhaps have a surprise!

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