Leaders mention it, personal development coaches expound upon it, and children are a good measure of it: time flies!
A short 10 years ago it was the dawning of a new millennium. The year 2000 brought about many exciting changes and challenges as did the years leading up to 2010, however the common denominator is that regardless of the negative and positive events, the past 10 years have come and gone. Multitudes of personal, business, and financial goals have been set and achieved over the decade taking thousands of people to higher levels of achievement and fulfilment. On the flip side: how many millions of people did not set any solid goals; how many people had good intentions but no results due to inaction; how many people still have the same results, same financial standing, same lifestyle?
The point to understand here is that there is nothing we can do about our past, but we can learn from it. The next 10 years will come and go whether we choose to plan it out or not. We can either choose to continue sitting in front of the tv, watching The Amazing Race 2020, or we can take a year off and actually travel to the destinations on the show because our businesses and investments are paying for all our expenses. Which would you rather have? Seriously, think about it. 10 years ago you started out with a group of people who were quite similar to you – some excelled, some didn’t. Where are you in relation to them? Where would you have liked to have been? Where would you like to be 10 years from now?
There are many ways to plan the next 10 years: five 2-year plans, two 5-year plans, or one 10-year plan. Who would you like to be? What would you like to do? What would you like to have? Find out what it is you want to Be-Have-Do, and write it down. It’s free to write things down on a piece of paper, to add as many details as you can possibly imagine. This gives your brain and your subconscious mind ‘landmarks’ to look out for and to navigate towards.
Best thing I could start you off with for this New Year 2011 is a few worthwhile questions from one of my mentors: Jim Rohn.