“Where do you see yourself in the next ten years”? This seems to be a cliché in our modern world today. Many people respond to this question as though it were a question of concern that ought to be crammed and recited whenever they are asked the question.
A lot of people never take pragmatic steps to achieve the goals they mention whenever this question is posed before them. Why does this happen? Many people have this common feeling that the next ten years is as far as a century. The irony of life is that a century is not as far as it sounds.
Ten years are like ten months in the calendar of life. It is unfortunate that people are shocked and often depressed when they discover how old they’ll become in the next ten years. Why is this so? People have never seen the speed at which time flies rather they have chosen to assert to the deception that there is always plenty time.
There will be many next ten years in our lives but there won’t be adequate capacity for those succeeding next ten years. How well have you spent the last ten years of your life and how better do you intend to spend the next ten years of your life?
Whatever caused a stunted growth in the last ten years of your life will cause more stunted growth in the next ten years of your life if you do not eliminate it.
HOW TO MAXIMISE THE NEXT TEN YEARS
The nature of your next ten years depends absolutely on your decisions. The prior steps to be taken in order to experience a better next ten years are stated below:
- CHECK TO ELIMINATE YOUR PREVIOUS GOAL KILLER:
What is that particular thing that made you fail before? Discover it and eliminate it! People keep on failing because they are either too proud or too lazy to find out their faults in what they do. So first things first, discover your previous goal killer.
- BE CREATIVE IN ALL RAMIFICATIONS OF YOUR LIFE:
Your next ten years will need a lot of personal creativity else it will be full of public reactions (people’s opinions will be the premises for your decisions instead of your personal opinions). For you to succeed in these next ten years, you have to figure out how to make your life different from the last ten years. Be creative!
- CLEARLY DEFINE YOUR GOALS ON A PIECE OF PAPER:
Begin to write down specific and realistic goals on paper. Your goals must be certain and clear; this is the basic secret of successful people and the recipe to make it in the next ten years. Define your goals!
- FIND THE NECESSITIES FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF YOUR GOALS:
State the requirements needed to achieve the goals. For example, I will need to save money monthly to purchase a car at the end of the year. Little actions end up becoming great acts which eventually have significant differences in our lives. Start up with the needed steps now!
- GOD’S INTERVENTION:
You need God to bless the above mentioned steps in order for you to be successful. Involve God in the plan for the next ten years because without God, your next ten years will lack a great element which it needs to be complete.
Finally, your next ten years is determined by your decisions, your plans and your actions. If you don’t make the right decisions to plan, you won’t be able to act and your next ten years will not be able to change for the better.