This is the season of giving. You spent the last couple of months meticulously searching for the perfect gifts for your family, friends and co-workers. Now, it’s time for you to take care of yourself. Use this holiday season to give yourself a special gift—the permission to change your work-life for the better. This is the time to give yourself the gift of the greatest, most successful decade of your life.
We are our own worst enemies. We hold ourselves back by being too self-critical and deathly afraid of taking on new risks and challenges. It will soon be a new year and new decade. It’s time for a radical change. Make this your decade to succeed.
You always have some reason to put off going after a new job or pushing for a promotion. When you ruminate over the excuses, they seem rational, but deep down inside you know that it’s inertia. It’s easier and less stressful to stay where you are. You think that the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know. It’s the path of least resistance to just stay put and promise yourself that one day you will summon up the courage to take action. This new and upcoming decade is the perfect time to pursue a change. Stop telling yourself why you shouldn’t do something and start demanding yourself to go after what you deserve.