The tough bit is keeping to them
And career planning or career change is no exception.
However much you want to get into a new way of work or find new challenges - the process of planning it requires a steady approach over months - a bit like that new year resolution of going to the gym.
This time frame appears to be contrary to how most people expect it to be.
It seems that many people somehow expect a career change to be a sudden decision akin to
" I don't like my job so I will change it next week or next month"
The reality is that one first needs to define what it is that is wrong with the current one, what it is one wants more of, what it is one has available to "sell" to the next post, get that in some sort of order and selling your skills and experience properly and then and only then start the process of job hunting or career planning.
This process can and should take months. We reckon the more radical changes occur in 6-12 months
and more minor ones in three. But either way - it is measured in months and years - not days or weeks.
Our etraining ebook kickstarts this whole process really well because it goes back to basics - those very first things you need to get your brain around before even beginning to think in ernest about career change or career planning within your current career trajectory.