Imagine yourself 10 years from today

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Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Many see this question and think, that is so far down the line why should I even bother with thinking that far. There is power in imagination and visualization. When you lack vision it is difficult to see beyond just a few feet in front of you. This is a difficult concept to digest; in life is not where you were or where you are but where you want to be. An easier to chew on this statement is, my favorite quote, Life is a journey NOT a destination. 

There is a short story I read this morning from the book "The Magic of Thinking Big" by David J Schwartz, that opened my eyes to a stronger conviction and deeper understanding of this concept. 

There was a young man who needed help on making a job change, a seemingly common question in this day and age. The first question the young man was asked was "what kind of job are you looking for?" The young man's response was a very common one, "I don't know what I want to do".

The mentor said "Let's look at your career plan from a different lens, where do you see yourself in 10 years? Here is where the young man was stumped (like many if not most of us do), his response was cookie-cutter and generic. "I guess I want what just about everyone else wants: a good job that pays well and a nice home... I haven't give it too much thought." I personally had a sigh of relief when I read this, did you? Why, because it hit me, I am not the only one!

The analogy given to the young man is something you should take away and place in your, what I like to call, life hack tool box. 

Let say life is an airport, we go to the airline ticket counter and ask for a ticket. Without a destination, you can not start your journey. Now do not confuse that with my earlier quote, life has no destination, it is a journey. Keep in mind a journey has many destinations, do not limit yourself to just one. 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? 

Cheers to your success - D

"Every bit of human progress-our inventions big and little medical discoveries, our engineering triumphs, our business successes-were first visualized before they became realities." David J Schwartz "The Magic of Thinking Big"

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