New Year’s Resolutions for Cynics

Maybe I’m being a fuddy duddy, but I really don’t understand what the Snark hopes to accomplish by writing a column like this. Okay, maybe finding time for yourself (or for your loved ones) is a major challenge if you work at a large firm. Perhaps it is unrealistic to undergo major life change if you are billing in excess of 2200 hours a year. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make incremental change.

Don’t have time to exercise? Maybe walking to and from your bus stop instead of driving will give you a little exercise without adding much time to your day. Trying to lose weight but having trouble laying off the french fries? Maybe you should bring (or buy) your own lunch instead of eating the fatty fair that is available at firm sponsored lunch meetings.

I honestly believe that change is possible, even for the large firm associate. I prefer a more positive approach than the analysis provided by the Snark (who basically says: forget about it!) Try Penelope Trunk’s advice instead.

And if it is January 15th and you still haven’t identified any professional goals for the year, maybe a good starting point is take my career audit which can be freely accessed here.

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