Small Habits, Big Results

You career is a marathon, not a sprint. But sometimes if you want to sprint the marathon then you need to do some daily training. Now that isn’t any different for your real career. It takes daily habits to build resilience, knowledge, and even grit.

Where do you start and how can you start your professional “training”? A few small daily changes can really have a great long-term impact on your overall career trajectory. Try implementing one of the following habits to see that meaningful change curate over the next year and even few years to come. Here is a list of a few daily habits that lead to BIG results:

 

Read!

No matter what profession you are in and what you are looking to pursue as a full career, it is vital to keep your head in the books about what the top trends are in your industry. If you’re in finance then be sure to read the Wall Street Journal, Economist, Bloomberg and other leading news platforms. Whereas if you are in marketing, pick up a few new books that explore new trends in your sector.

 

Listen to podcasts!

On a similar note to reading, this is a new form of medium where you can consume knowledge in your everyday and it’s SO EASY. Pick one or two podcasts that you love and make the effort to throw on an episode every morning. You will learn tons, trust me.

 

Journal!

Reflection is key to progress. Knowing where you were yesterday and where you are today will help you get you where you want to be tomorrow. Reflect on the good and the bad and then focus on your areas of improvement and celebrate your small successes.

 

Want to hear some more habits you can employ today? Read this article HERE to get a few more ideas under your belt and you will watch your career sprint the marathon before you even know it!

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani