What are your goals for next year? Where would you like to be at this time next year? What would you like to have accomplished in the next three years?
How do you feel when you are asked questions like that? Annoyed? Excited?
When I was younger I would feel incredibly annoyed whenever anyone asked me those questions – and they were rather frequent! Like how the heck would I know what I was doing in 5 years time?! Let alone next year? And why was the need to set goals so important when I can do whatever, whenever I want?
But now that I’m older, I finally recognise the importance of goals – having gone through a couple of years in my early 20s just existing from one day to the next, not being very ambitious or motivated.
Having been planning my life goals for a few years already, I’ve come to really appreciate how useful the process is.