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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, New Year, New You.

Happy New Year! With the holiday season coming to a close, 2016 is upon us. It’s such an exciting time, full of hopes and dreams for the future. One of the first things we often do is create resolutions for the upcoming year. Whether they are related to our health, personal life, or career, these goals help to guide our choices based upon our current priorities.

And, it’s the perfect time. Each year, our priorities evolve based upon where we are in our lives. There are some years when making money and getting a promotion can rise to the top of our list. Other years, we are searching for meaning and balance.

Whatever your priorities are this New Year, one thing’s for sure. A big change requires a big transformation. However, the idea of such a large shift can be overwhelming and cause us not to act. It can feel paralyzing.  

I recently heard from a reader who has been unemployed for an extended period of time. Despite setbacks, the person has continued to get up each day and look for new opportunities. I admire this kind of strength and endurance.

Finding your path is not something that comes overnight. It’s not a switch that can be flipped. Creating a new you requires courage and persistence. It requires continuing to try, even if you aren’t always sure about how things will turn out.

To find out how to make your career resolutions stick in the new year, read the rest of my Memphis Daily News column here.

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Author: Angela Copeland

Angela Copeland is Founder and Coach for Copeland Coaching, a great way to jump start your job search. Follow her on Twitter @CopelandCoach for tips on finding the perfect job for you.

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