Where Do You See Yourself In A Year?

where do you see yourself in a year
where do you see yourself in a year

Imagine what it would be like to take a vacation and have the ability to stay for as long as you want. Where you are not rushed back into the office, where you are your own boss, and when you have the power to live the life in which you dream of living. 

Yeah, that would be the day. 

Conventional wisdom would tell you to play it safe. Go to school, get a decent paying job, don’t do anything overly stupid, settle down and start a family, grow old, and then die. 

Isn’t this how we are taught to live? I mean, we are told to make the most of life, but we are taught to play it safe and to live by the rules that society has laid out for us. 

Where’s the fun in that, though? Where is the fun, the joy, the passion, the adventure, the creativity, where is anything that resembles what life is supposed to truly be about? If we live by the conventional wisdom in which we are taught, the only thing that we will be doing is living an average and unfulfilling life before we eventually hit the sack. 

No thanks!

Where Do You See Yourself In A Year?

Sometimes, actually all the time, the best way to achieve any goal that you have set for yourself is to revisit that goal. But don’t just revisit it and forget about it again. Revisit it, obsess over it, work towards it every single day, and attract it into your life. 

As I look back on the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year, I realize that I have been doing a poor job in keeping track of them. Some of them were to, well, write daily, travel the world, and make the most out of my life, not the one that I am told to live. 

Sure, I have made progress, but not the amount of progress that I would have liked. I have been writing daily, I have done a decent job in making the most of my life, but I haven’t traveled. At least not yet anyhow. 

When I set these goals, I also had one big one that I set. In one year from the date, I was going to be self-employed. I didn’t know how, I didn’t care how, all I knew is that I wanted (and still do want) to get out of the life that society expects me to live. 

Yeah, I forgot about this one big time. Thanks to the conventional wisdom that we are all taught and my tendency to be forgetful, I haven’t made any progress towards that goal. 

Start To Focus

When I ask myself where I want to be in a year, the answers have remained the same. I want to be writing daily, to be making the most out of my life, to be traveling the world, and, oh yeah… to be self-employed. 

See, I don’t want to live a life focused around getting up every day and having to clock in and out. I don’t want to live my life based around the expectations of others. I want to live my life my way. I want to take risks, to make mistakes, to create memories, to seek adventures, and to simply live a fulfilling life. 

For me, and I doubt for you either, that life is not going to come from living by the conventional wisdom in which we are taught to live by. 

It doesn’t matter that we have failed before. We have the ability to pick them right back up at any time, to learn from our mistakes, and to prevent ourselves from making those same mistakes a second time around. That’s what makes life so amazing; your past does not determine your future. 

You and I can still achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves, but we need to start focusing again, and we need to do it now. Learn from your mistakes, narrow your focus, and go right back after your goals again and again until they become your reality. 

The Only Bad Time Is Never

Ask yourself where it is that you want to be in a year. Take that goal, obsess over that goal, and turn that goal into your reality. 

No matter where you are at in life, and no matter what you are doing in life, know that it’s never too late. The only bad time to start chasing your goals is never because that is the only time that ever ensures failure. 

Focus on your goals, believe in all of the strength that you possess, and turn your goals into your reality, because you, and only you, have the ability to do so.

Michael Bonnell

7/27/2019

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