Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Such a cliche.
You have surely heard that question in a business setting or on a job interview…
… and thought it was complete bullshit.
How could I possibly know where I will be in 5 years?
So much can happen over the course of time that a 5 year plan sounds useless, doesn’t it?
Setting goals may be the most useful thing that you ever do. It was for me at least.
Life is a multiple-choice question with no wrong answers
I was prompted to write this post based on a tweet this morning from one of my guides, Avinash Kaushik.
A. You can have a 5-yr career plan. B. You can *maximize the moment* in front of you, choose choices that appear. Pick one.
— Avinash Kaushik (@avinash) November 14, 2014
In the tweet we are offered two options:
- Create a plan for where we want to see our careers in 5 years
- Take advantages of the opportunities in front of us, without a plan
My interpretation of this statement is that you can either set goals or seize opportunity. You cannot do both.
Bullshit. [Continue reading]