5 Key Things to Reevaluate and Plan for Success

In a previous post I talked about using your Power Hour to do something that is important to you. Lately, I have been thinking about making some changes in my career. 

Before getting started let’s define reevaluate and plan. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary reevaluate means to consider again especially with the possibility of change. A Plan is a set of actions that have been thought of as a way to do or achieve something. I have these parts of the definitions in bold because this is what I have been focusing on for the past few months.

Reevaluate and plan are words that we all are familiar with, but sometimes we can forget to follow-up on the goals we have.  We know there is a possibility of change and that we have to establish a set of actions. Sometimes this is difficult to do. I want to share what I have learned during this process. Together we can help each other by motivating, encouraging, and sharing resources.

Here are 5 Key Things to Reevaluate and Plan for Success:

1. Brainstorm your goals and ideas:

Write your goals and ideas to see how far you have come. If you didn’t achieve your goals think about what you need to do to achieve these goals. Next, arrange your goals by categories with deadlines so you can track your progress.

2. Get more organized:

Many of us use smartphones on a daily basis to stay connected and organized. My favorite app to use is Evernote. It is basically a digital notebook, but more. You can use it to organize, write notes, reports, documents or anything else you want to write. It is a good way to keep track during the different stages of your writing process.

3. Start keeping a journal:

When I was in grade school I had a diary. Now I use a journal instead of a diary. Journals are a useful way to check progress and monitor what needs to be changed. Even if you are a fan of using digital apps such as Evernote, going back to the basics with a journal and pen will keep you on your toes. If you write something down in ink you are more likely to do it.

4. Read more books:

Sometimes we can find ourselves reading only industry-specific material and forget how to enjoy reading a book at our leisure. For the past few months, I have challenged myself to go to the library more frequently to check out some new books to read. I enjoy the brisk walk to the library and see what books are available. I just finished reading The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin and enjoyed it. I’m not sure what book I want to read next. What book are you reading?

5. Write More:

One day I was looking for resources for scientists online and I came across The Thesis Whisperer. This was the first higher education resource blog that I ever followed and inspired me to start Mademoiselle Scientist. I remember reading a post on The Thesis Whisperer about writing 1000 words a day. Sounds like a real challenge.

Do you want to join the 1000 words a day challenge? What tip was your favorite? Share below.

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