As we wind down the year, it's time to look at your career plan and review it to see the career goals you've accomplished this year and the ones you are still working on. Entrepreneurs and business owners should do the same thing with their business plans. If you haven't written a career or business plan, take this time to write one.
Once you've reviewed the plan(s), update them to identify the major goals you want to accomplish over the next year, including skills, education, or achievements you need for advancement. Identify concrete steps you can take to help you accomplish those objectives and set a timeline for accomplishing them in the next year.