Project Management Resolutions Worth Taking
We are now ready to take
some resolutions that we can actually stick to and transform ourselves into rock-star
project managers as well as better human beings. Let's discuss some of the resolutions
worth taking this New Year.
Create a vision
This is unarguably the most important resolution that you should take
this year. Most people act without any vision or long-term goal. That makes every
other resolution meaningless. Once you have a vision in place, every other goal
or target that you set would immediately start to have some meaning to it.
is the mother of all goals and every other resolution should draw you one step
closer towards it. It doesn't matter whether that step is a tiny move or a giant
leap. What matters is that you are now inching towards the ultimate goal of your
life as a project manager. Give yourselves a deadline to come up with a vision
statement at the earliest. Try doing this before going to take on other resolutions.
While most of us don't have a vision in place, those who have
are always worried about it. Such people, who are often the ambitious kind, are
living in the future. Each and every thought that they have is future based. Their
natural thinking process is, "When I'll achieve this, then I'll be happy". That
is a great thought to have, but what about the present? If you link your happiness
to achieving your goals, you should be prepared to have a long time of unhappiness
before you achieve those goals.
Hence, your next resolution should be to
unlink your goals from your state of being happy. Learn to enjoy the present.
No one can be perfect. Embrace your imperfections, but strive to improve upon
them while being happy. The best project managers are the ones who make the most
out of their abilities, learn from their mistakes, enjoy their success, and continuously