It is not just enough to progress in life, which happens naturally, but it is more critical to address the issues of self-development related to it. Charting out the journey of your life by defining where you would like to see you in 5 years, gives you the purpose of the journey that motivates you to achieve it. Once you accomplish it, your confidence increases, and it pushes you towards attaining more. That is the reason why success breeds success, and it all begins by having a clear vision of where you would like to place yourself in the coming five years.
Define your true desires
How the future will depend on what you want to achieve during the various stages of life that express your true wishes, both in the short and long term. In the absence of a vision about life, you would start losing interest in life that would be full of unhappiness and regrets. As you do not know what you want, you would begin to drift in life that causes dissatisfaction and makes you unhappy.
Knowing how you want to live life in the next five years help to create a vision that makes life interesting and exciting. The image takes you through various processes of self-development that would be necessary to realize your dreams and desires that gives a feeling of goodness and fulfillment. Get ready to start the process of throwing light into the next five years of your life.
Visualize the picture
There are a few ways of introspecting deeply to find an answer to the question – where you would like to see yourself in the next five years. Sit in a quiet place secluded from others and ask the question to yourself about where you want to be. To increase the level of concentration, follow the technique of meditation by taking a deep breath and focusing undivided attention on the question. Talking to you in front of the mirror is another way of doing it. Lastly, write down the answer.
Remove the impediments
You may be having some bad habits that could prevent you from achieving what you want. People who perpetuate negativity through their relationship with you might surround you. You may have friends who generate sad feelings. You may also be unhappy with the work you are doing and even have some habits and qualities that you would like to change. Since all these create impediments in charting your way forward for shaping your future, identify these carefully and get rid of it.
Summarize the plan and create goals
After creating the plan for five years, break it down into separate yearly plans, which become the individual goals for the years. Drill down further to create monthly and then weekly plans and then spell out the actions to take. It thus becomes clear how you would have to progress to achieve the goals.
Having done the exercise, you are now in control of your future and should be able to drive towards it with confidence.