We’ve all heard jokes about early January at the gym. Like clockwork, we’re always piling in with the best of intentions, and falling off the wagon by the end of the month.
There are many reasons most New Year’s Resolutions don’t work, but it often boils down to the goal itself – it’s too vague, and there are simply too many potential points of failure, etc. If we’re honest with ourselves, our common I-want-to-lose-weight resolutions needn’t be resolutions, but rather full-blown lifestyle adjustments that happen over long periods. A few days at the gym doesn’t undo years of bad habits.
I try to make the small changes necessary to meet personal health goals, i.e. realistic changes to diet and exercise that I can adhere to long term. For an actual yearly goal, I want to figure out something with a beginning and an end. In my opinion, this sounds like a great opportunity to learn something new within my expertise.
Now, many of our users use UltraEdit and UEStudio for non-programming functions in different disciplines, but I bet you’ve been looking at something new in your trade that could benefit you, and add value for your employer or customers. So, what does that look like? And can you learn it this year?
It’s not learning to play guitar, or taking up glass blowing. It’s building upon your existing expertise so you can apply new skills in creative ways.
If you’ve got some moves to make in your professional space in 2016, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below – especially if you’re in the product development business!
So, what’s it gonna be?