How to Switch Your New Year’s Resolution to a New Solution
LAS VEGAS — Goodwill has some great advice for people who are already thinking of ditching — or who may have already ditched — their New Year’s resolutions. Consider ditching and switching to something better!
Goodwill suggests using January 17th, known now as Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day, as a time to switch your goals to something more achievable and agreeable, and that helps you build a brighter future. One solution? Decide that now is the right time to contact a Goodwill Career Center to expand your career opportunities by signing up for free job placement services with local employers, career coaching, professional development training programs, and learning new digital skills by earning a certification from Google, Microsoft, and more.
“Let’s face it. New Year’s resolutions can be tough to stick with,” said Rick Neal, president and CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “…and that is often because we set an aspirational goal without having a sustainable plan for getting there. The result is often frustration and a belief that the goal is unattainable. However, with a little change in mindset and a focus on setting the conditions for goal achievement, we can turn that broken resolution into a successful solution.”
Goodwill has a three-step process for successful switching:
1. Set yourself up for success by creating a plan. Our Career Coaches are here to help you build a step-by-step plan to achieve your employment goals.
2. When things get tough, remember why you started. In other words, focus on the outcome and how great it’ll feel to learn a new skill and expand your employment opportunities rather than the amount of classwork you need to complete.
3. Take little steps to get to the big goal. Remember that the easiest way to reach a big goal is by breaking it down into smaller steps. And congratulate yourself with each step you take along the way.
Still stuck? Learn a new skill for free at a Goodwill Career Center. Goodwill is a great resource if you want to find options for digital skills training, resume assistance, job placement, online certifications, and more. Visit GoodwillVegas.org to find out more about the good you can do and learn about how donated items are sold to help others in your community train for and find good jobs to launch better careers. Find yourself in a position to donate and join Goodwill’s giving movement? Visit GoodwillVegas.org/give to give the gift of a job. Please know that when you help someone find employment, you not only change their life, but also the lives of those around them!
About Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada Inc. (Goodwill) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Goodwill is an innovative and sustainable social enterprise offering free career coaching, job placement, training programs, and education assistance with local employers in Southern Nevada and Goodwill. Goodwill operates two Career Centers and offers a Mobile Career Coach with community-based programs funded through the support of philanthropic giving, government grants, and by selling donated clothing and household items in 17 stores and online. For more information, or to find a Goodwill location near you, visit GoodwillVegas.org or follow us at @GoodwillVegas.