I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to take a small step towards an important goal.
I try to set some career goals each year, things that I work on outside of, or in conjunction with, my daily work. Driving yourself forward is a challenge, and it can be easy to forget about your goals.
I’ve got a few this year, one of which is pursuing some Azure certification. I do keep working with Azure in different ways, such as getting SQL Memorial going, but I haven’t been focused on leveling out my knowledge across the platform.
Pursuing AZ-900 (Azure Fundamentals) is a goal, mostly because it will force me to dig into the platform. I recently took a couple hours to work through the learning paths, with a notepad and pen, taking notes and trying to grow and learn. I scheduled a couple meeting times for myself to focus, and hopefully I’ll continue to work on those in the coming months.