How Will You Challenge Yourself This Year and Beyond?

By |2020-01-06T21:22:25+00:00January 6th, 2020|Executive, Leadership, Weekend Reading|

“New year, new career”… or maybe “new year, new mentee”… or how about “new year, more work-life balance.”

Whatever goals you land on, setting your intentions for the next 12+ months will leave you feeling prepared, motivated, and excited for the days ahead.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

In addition to the start of a new year, we’re double blessed in January with a holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In his spirit of action and service, let’s commit ourselves to contribute more than simply sharing a quote with his famous words. How can we harness his good to develop ourselves?

Here are five gems to keep in mind while drafting your 2020 goals to become a better leader, teammate, or community champion.

  1. Give yourself permission to be creative
  2. Prioritize the professional AND the fun 
  3. Write your goals down on paper… or publish them in a LinkedIn article if you’re feeling daring
  4. Challenge and nurture your individualism—what more can you do for others and what more do you need to do for yourself?
  5. Schedule time on your calendar to review your goals three, six, and nine months from now

A new year means new opportunities, and a new decade means infinite possibilities. Thinking about the latent potential that’s soon to be activated when we as individuals think outside the box, push ourselves a smidge further beyond our comfort zones, and allow ourselves to be still while drafting our own strategic plans igniting the soul.

We want to cheer you on. Share this article on LinkedIn along with one of your 2020 goals – Be sure to tag @yscouts.


Katelyn Harris Lange

Katelyn Harris Lange loves hearing the stories of people and organizations championing work that lifts. As a Leadership Search Specialist at Y Scouts, Katelyn supports searches in the Social Impact and High Growth Leadership practices.