With planning for this year’s Winspiration Day Vancouver officially under way and off to an exciting start, we’ve been thinking about long-term goals.
While it’s incredibly important to have short-term goals, long-term ones are key to keeping us focused on the bigger picture: what do we want out of life?
Or, in the case of this blog post, where do you see yourself in 20 years?
This is an important question. You see, people generally don’t just stumble upon increased health and happiness. We need to pursue it—to work hard for what we want. When we do, anything is attainable.
In 20 years, where will you be? What’s your dream job, and how do you get it? Where is your favourite place on Earth, and how do you get there? Will you be surrounded by family, or do you prefer solitude? How do you achieve what makes you excited, happy, and inspired?
Short-term goals are the stepping stones to achieving something bigger—the long-term plan. And the plan can change, but the focus on being the best version of yourself and living the life of your dreams should remain relatively unwavering.
20 years from now puts us at 2038. It sounds like it’s really far away, but think about this: where were you 20 years ago? How old were you? What were you doing and thinking and dreaming of, then?
How close are you now to whatever the long-term goal was then? Have things changed or remained somewhat the same? If tomorrow will be yesterday in two days from now, then 20 years from now will eventually pass and become 20 years ago, as well.
What do you want? Where will YOU be in 20 years?