5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for 2020
In just a few weeks, we will enter a new decade. The question is: Will the 2020s be a decade when you soar or when you fall? What better time to embrace your dreams than the start of a new decade? As we approach the year 2020, you can take control of your future. It simply involves some preparation.
Reflect on 2019
Take some time to reflect on this year. What did you like about this year? What didn’t you like? What did you do well this year? What can you do better next year? Are you happy with your career, or are you hoping to learn something new? Be honest with yourself.
Have a Clear Plan
Next, you need to have a clear plan. Begin by thinking about where you see yourself at the end of next year. Then, move further. Where do you see yourself in the next three years? At the end of this decade? After identifying your future hopes, it’s time to make a plan to get yourself there.
Write Down Your Goals
Don’t just dream about the future. Make a point to write down your goals to hold yourself to them. According to Mark Murphy for Forbes, “Vividly describing your goals in written form is strongly associated with goal success, and people who very vividly describe or picture their goals are anywhere from 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to successfully accomplish their goals than people who don’t.”
Continue Learning and Growing
Next, think about what type of education you need to make your future goals come true. For instance, if you don’t like a traditional 4-year college, enroll in a vocational school that puts you on the path to your dream career rather than wasting any more time. Take an active role in your education by ensuring you are learning what you need to keep your future on track.
Be Smart Financially
With the holidays coming, do your best to avoid overspending so you can start the new year (and next decade) on the right foot rather than behind financially. Likewise, don’t overspend on your education. Traditional 4-year colleges are expensive. US News reports, “The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools.” It is significantly less expensive to attend a career college, and you can begin earning money working sooner.
LA ORT Can Help Make Your 2020s The Best Decade Yet
At LA ORT, we love to help students prepare for careers they will love. Our students earn the skills they need for success in careers that are in-demand for the next decade. Plus, they finish their programs in less time than they would at a traditional college so they can begin working in the real world sooner rather than later. Learn more by visiting www.LAORT.edu or contacting us today at (800) 998-2678.