There is something to be said about "not letting your left hand know what your right hand is doing". At 1st read, it sounds like someone keeping secrets. At 2nd glance you can see it tells you not to tell all of the plans you have. However, what I'm seeing is Keep Your Composure. Whatever happens in the office - they don't choose you for the project, they pass you over for the promotion, they seem to not see you when looking for ideas, no one hears your remarks during the mee
Your plan for 2018 advancement has started. You've reviewed your Performance Review from 2017, outlined trainings that fit your plan, but the company will pay for since it fits their plan for you as well. You're weeding out the course or seminar you'd like to attend. In meetings, you're more engaged when attending meetings. Even those weekly project calls have new meaning now that your plan as started. People are noticing, some are talking and sadly they all have an opinion.
Have you ever been driving or looking out the window when it's raining? If you have, when you look beyond the storm either in the direction it hasn't gotten to yet or the sky it's already passed through, you see a clear sky. It is blue, a few perfect clouds and just enough light to give you comfort. The same calm can be found on the other side of workplace chaos. Workplace chaos can be a number of things: CEO is coming through unannounced, the contract deadline is approaching