Where Are You Going? Why you need to look to the past for success

Welcome 2012!

“To change where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve been.”

-Jocelyn Giangrande

Where you are going, depends a great deal on where you’ve been. Therefore, I always reflect on the past to make plans for the future. When I evaluate my past, it helps me learn from mistakes and enhance my strengths.

We are you going? Have you evaluated your past performance in planning 2012 goals ?

Evaluating the past

Throughout the year, I poll readers to understand how we feel about ourselves in the workplace.  This information is critical in evaluating our past as a whole. Let’s take a look at our past, and see how we did.

In 2011, …

64%   Used weak language with a boss.

50%   Believed their resume could use a boost.

57%   Were not comfortable using social networking.

77%    Felt insecure in salary negotiations.

96%   Have had to restore their reputations.

67%   Don’t feel confident about their communication skills.

92%   Believed that women are harder bosses.

50%   Did not asked for help when needed.

33%   Don’t promote their work well.

Source: Readers of “The Confident Woman”, published by SASHE, LLC

When you evaluate your past, it gives you the opportunity to learn from mistakes and enhance your strengths.  Taking this step is critical to future success.

What do you plan to work on in 2012?

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