Mapping out my 5-10-20-50+ year plan is something I find myself coming back to a lot this year. Perhaps it’s the wedding coming up, the marriage, the “It’s time to make some life decisions” aspect of it all.
Perhaps it’s also just me.
When you have a goal or vision – whether it be for your life, your business, or a mixture of both – planning your future, year by year, seems to just happen naturally.
When you really want something to happen, you take the reigns and figure out the individual steps you need to take to reach that big dream, idea, vision, or goal.
It was precisely when I had the ability to foresee my work load not just in the time capacity of the moment or even of the year, but in the capacity of five, ten, and twenty years, did I begin to seriously develop a plan and a laser focused goal that no matter the adversity would still survive.
I am talking about my life, my relationship, REVUE, my career, and my future family.
How can I get everything I want if I don’t write down the minuscule, daily steps it takes to get there?
Mapping out a strategic future for yourself requires an ability to see both the short-term goals and the long-term goals – and then balance the two on a stick.
It is reigning it in and casting it back out.
It is understanding the value of consistency and daily efforts.
It is looking past the bad days or weeks or months and seeing yourself at the end of a race twenty years down the line with that gorgeous marble island and your authentic Eames reclining chair, preparing your things for a day at your dream job surrounded by a family of love.
If you are looking to start mapping out the future you wish to have, start twenty years into the future. What does the ideal scenario look like for you? Then, start planning backwards until you hit ten years. Continue this practice until you get to present day.
Get to work, girl.
The younger you start mapping out your strategic future, the better. The younger you understand that dreams take TIME but they also take TODAY, the better.
I have all sorts of milestones – savings, career, personal, financial. Having these milestones now will give me the satisfaction later.
And I cannot wait to celebrate them; each and every milestone of my life that I strategically placed head of me, reminding myself that I can create whatever I want to create with this life.