"Who do you see yourself in 5 years?" - And who knows and who is it
- Do not know - the best option
- You still make a mistake
- Arguments for short-term goals
- That kind of thinking will bring you problems.
- Not getting what you want is part of the game.
- What is it worth concentrating on?
- Final thoughts
Review your long-term goals, which in most cases turn out to be erroneous. Understand how important "macro" compared to "micro". Do not get carried away with the details and stop wasting time on predictions. Better get to work and do not forget to dream of more. The important thing is that you believe in yourself and your strength. You know you will achieve yours. What exactly these achievements are is an unnecessary detail.
All articles and books on self-development say that we must have goals. Goals are important, and I personally set them 12 months ahead. However, it is wrong to think that you can really plan your own life for five years ahead. I most hate the question that is asked at each interview: "Who do you see yourself in five years?". To myself, I think: “Relaxing on the beach with a book from the New York Times bestseller list? Damn it, I don't know! ”
Do not know - the best option
Too much confidence makes life boring. Not knowing where you will be in five years is great!
If I were asked this question in 2011, when my life was falling apart, I would hardly have said that I would become who I am now. Then I hated writing and had no idea what self-development was. I thought my life would always be miserable and miserable.
But I am proud of myself. And everything that I have at the moment was given to me for a reason. I worked hard and developed the right mindset, and you can too. There are things in my life that I value the most.
Uncertainty can be your best friend if you let her do it. Stop trying to find out everything in advance.
Subscribe to our INSTAGRAM account!
You still make a mistake
Yes, it's sad to hear. Let go of the tear, wipe it off with a disposable tissue, accept this fact and get to work. Life is full of suffering, and life more than once will kick you in the ass. It will take you by surprise, and your “five year plan” will collapse.
At this moment you will understand what you really appreciate and what your life is about. Then you rise and fall again when the next event occurs. Life consists of these models.
Arguments for short-term goals
So why I do not speak in support of the large, difficult to achieve goals that need to be achieved in five years? I just believe in the power of short-term goals.
You need to take the right direction, otherwise you will be lazy and watch TV shows, thinking that everything is under control.
My two goals that I want to achieve in the near future are to change my career and to perform more in public. These two goals are intertwined with the meaning of my life. They motivate me every day, forcing me to get out of bed in the morning and work.
As for who I see myself in five years, I do not know. I have a direction, but I welcome surprises.
Your future looks like mine. You will need some big goals to get there, but trying to predict it is pointless. To think that you know everything is a disease.
That kind of thinking will bring you problems.
Part of the humility is to know that you do not have all the answers. The important thing is that you believe in yourself and your strength. You know you will achieve yours. What exactly these achievements are is an unnecessary detail.
Not getting what you want is part of the game.
Five-year plans do not take into account one thing: not getting what you want is very important.
If I had a successful long-term business that I wanted five years ago, I would never have reached the bottom and discovered for myself personal development and blogging. I would run a business that I hate to impress friends that I don’t like, to buy things that don’t bring me happiness.
When you fail and don't get what you want, you should be happy. This means that there will be another way. It's a sign.
Five-year plans and the confidence that you know everything make you forget about this very important detail.
What is it worth concentrating on?
Two great short-term goals and meaning of your life. Short and clear. Just the way I like it. As soon as you understand why you exist on this planet, everything else will fall into place, and the need for a five-year plan will disappear.
For example, my life mission to inspire the world through entrepreneurship and personal development can be achieved in the following ways:
work on a global brand.
There are so many ways to reach my life goal, and what a difference how I do it. I, for example, like blogging.
The most difficult thing is to understand your purpose. Once you figure this out, the case will remain small. Stop worrying about how you will ultimately achieve your goal - this is not so important.
I hope I inspired you to rethink your long-term scenarios, which in most cases always turn out to be wrong. I hope you now see how important macro is compared to micro.
Do not get carried away with the details and stop wasting time on predictions. Better get to work and do not forget to dream of more. Published econet.ru .
There are questions - ask them here
PS And remember, just by changing your consciousness - we are changing the world together! © econetWhat is it worth concentrating on?
I most hate the question that is asked at each interview: "Who do you see yourself in five years?
To myself, I think: “Relaxing on the beach with a book from the New York Times bestseller list?
What is it worth concentrating on?