This 20 year time line is the most pivotal in your Life. This is where dreams come to life.
They may have been born earlier however they are often realised from age 40 and beyond.
This is also where mistakes are made and lessons learned.
Tears will be shed. Smiles and laughter will be shared.
Goals will be set. Goals will be met. Goals will die.
Questions will be asked. Dreams will be shattered. Dreams will be built.
Purpose will be discovered. Jobs will change. New directions will be forged.
I have another question for You.
If you have just turned 40/40 ish … * “what do I want MY Life to look like @50?”
And you can add 10 years to that if you are around the 50 mark and ask yourself...* “What do I want MY Life to look like @60?”
If you haven’t thought of this then these questions will put things in a different perspective, don’t you think?
You see, this period of time, between 40 and 60 can be AND should be, the most purposeful of your Life.
For this to be so, setting yourself timelines for certain achievement will be crucial. This matters.
You can have an overarching 5/10 year timeline where your Big Picture at that point will be (X). And within this timeline you will likely have intermediate timelines with separate goals all channeling toward your ultimate 5/10 year destination.
Imagine when you reach 50 or when you reach 60 and you haven’t set in place any plans for how you want your Life to be at that point.
How will you feel then?
The journey I believe, is much more enjoyable when you have a destination in mind.
That is … goals in place, dreams intact… so when you reach 50, you won’t be disappointed … when you reach 60, you won’t be disappointed.
Now, that journey may not be in a straight line, there will be detours however your destination should always be kept “in view”. This matters.
Make your time count for something. Enjoy the present moment, “view” what you want to be ahead for you, don’t look in the rear view mirror. What is behind you is gone.
When you plan your 5/10 year timelines, there is no need to look back and wonder why or why not.
The only time that you will look back and wonder “why?” is when you haven’t taken the time to set your direction and plan how to get there. And that would be a shame, wouldn’t it?
So, have You thought about how You want your Life to look like in 5/10 years from now? Do you know here to get there?. This matters.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
#This post was refreshed March 26 2015
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