Can You Explain Your Engineering Career Goals While Standing On One Leg?
As we begin another calendar year, I would urge you to think deeply about your professional career goals for the upcoming year, but also beyond that. What do you want to accomplish in your engineering career? What does your career look like from a big picture perspective? Could you explain it succinctly if I asked you to?
There are several fables around the idea of being able to describe something while standing on one leg, basically suggesting that this would force you to be concise and focus on the most important aspects of the thing you are attempting to explain.
Therefore, I want to challenge you to do this in your own engineering career.
I want you to attempt to stand on one leg and summarize your engineering career goals, ultimately being able to do so, before you lose your balance.
This will force you to get to the heart of what you want to accomplish in your engineering career, and it will also help you to focus on the most important action items that it will take to do it.
In a world of stressful, fast-paced living, and information overload, I believe there is tremendous value in simplicity, and we need to be creative in how we can build simplicity into our careers and lives. I believe you can do so by having clear goals and a clear vision for your engineering career, and I want to help you do that.
Go ahead, get on one leg, and get clear on your future. We will continue to support you on your path to your career goals through our content and other services in 2018 and beyond.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success