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8 Little Ways to Make Your Career Goals Actually Happen

Working on your career goals can feel like cardio. Getting started can be difficult, halfway through you’re exhausted and want to give up, and your willpower to do the whole thing again tomorrow is nowhere in sight.

However, just as finishing a run is hugely rewarding, actually carrying out your resolutions will do your professional life a world of good. Check out the tips below for actually following through on your career goals. Hey, you might even get an endorphin rush at the end.

  1. Don’t cut yourself too much slack—you need to make your resolutions challenging enough to make them, well, a challenge. (Business Insider)

  2. This study suggests that the key to sticking to resolutions is sending progress updates to a friend or colleague. (Dominican University of California)

  3. Ready for lift-off? Meet Lift, the app that uses micropsychology to help you stay on track. (Fast Company)

  4. Here are four different ways to measure your progress. (Lifehack)

  5. Can you have too many goals? Here’s how to find that perfect number. (The Simple Dollar)

  6. It might not be the new year for a couple of months, but you should start on these eight career resolutions ASAP. (TIME)

  7. All resolutions are not created equal. Here’s the one you should never make. (Intuit)

  8. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your goals, try dividing them into smaller ones so you can make slow but steady progress. (Small Biz Trends)

Want more ways to make your resolutions stick? See our suggestions!

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