In the past, I've had the opportunity to speak with men and women who are just graduating and beginning their journey of finding a career path. Often when they graduate, they are eager to get started with the knowledge they've gained over the last 4 or so years, and their focus is on making money, not necessarily learning more. But what I encourage these men and women to do, as they look for their first "real job" is to identify what they want to learn next and then find a job that will allow them to do that. Why? Because I've found, along my own journey, that when you stop learning and growing you quickly get bored and frustrated with your current position and start to feel restless. Then, if you're brave enough, you go try to find what your current job is missing ... which is often an environment that encourages learning new things and growing as a person and a professional.
So, with this in mind, I'd like to ask you ... whether you plan to stay where you are or make the leap to something new, what do YOU want to learn in 2010? What do you think the best way to go about learning it is? What time and money will you dedicate to these learning goals? How will you keep your learning goals on the priority list?