I do spend quite a bit of time reflecting but the end of year brings this out in me, even more. With another 10 days to the close of this year, I’d like to put together 10 tips for HR over the next 10 days. How’s that?
Tip 1. MAKE YOUR MIND UP
It’s so much easier this way. When you know exactly what it is that you want, and what you need to get there, the road is so much clearer. Everything seems to fall into place. The hard bit is when you don’t know. Or when you prefer to dawdle and wait on someone else to confirm something you already know. Or when you prefer to leave it to another day, knowing full well you won’t deal with it then either. But it does make it easier as you pass each day along, believing that you will eventually decide. The hardest part is deciding. Sometimes.
Other times, the hardest part is taking the first step.
The clue here is to have faith in yourself. To know what it is that you need and want to do. If you do need the time to decide on this, then take the time. But don’t fool yourself if what you are doing instead is just dawdling. Sitting on the fence is a decision too. So, instead of leaving it to chance or fate or the passage of time, commit yourself to something. Make your mind up. And then move with it.