MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
Ask yourself these questions:
We tend to only do something about our careers when we have a problem. But if you wait until you’re laid off or dissatisfied, you may take action but it won’t feel authentic.
A better way is to look at multiple factors and work on them consistently even when you feel satisfied at your job.
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. Incremental efforts do add up.
Like compound interest, if you make steady progress of your goals, you can get somewhere.
We learn through experimentation, not by pondering.
We can’t really think our way into the right answer. We just have to try different things and then see how well we learn from those.
Ask a friend: "What do you see in me? What patterns are you detecting?"
Often, that will identify some of your core values.
If you are uncertain about your next step, but you have 5-6 job possibilities in your mind, chart out these options and ask:
Add up the points and see where each job falls on the chart.
Being aware of your own biases doesn't mean you will be free of them. You need a system that will help prevent your proclivities from taking control.
Rather refer to bias as "predictable mistakes" that people make when planning. For instance, getting anchored on last year's numbers. That is bias, but the language provides another way of addressing it. It is more pointed and practical.
Remembering occurs best when it's goal-oriented. The things that happen before you begin remembering will affect whether or not you can actually reactivate a memory that is relevant to your current goal.
Paying attention to your attentiveness may help you stay aware and prepared to store new memories of what you are currently doing.