Forget Resolutions: Make Real Changes for You and Your Career in 2014

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Let’s agree not to make any ordinary resolutions this year. No tangible goals around money, titles, or acquired objects. No banal promises to be kinder, wiser, bolder, or gentler. Leave the increased time spent smelling roses to someone else. I’m talking real changes here. If you want to step out of the rut, cut a new track, or create a new purpose and energy around your work and life, you’re going to have to come at it in an entirely new way. So before you read further, grab a pencil and piece of paper. (Yes, put your smartphone down.) Let’s lay the groundwork to make some real changes in the coming year. Give yourself your full attention for a minute or two and consider the following questions:

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