Now that you’ve made it this far, that’s great. And if you’re wondering why you feel good about what you’ve accomplished so far, it’s a simple fact that the more one organizes the freer they feel, the more confidence they build, and the greatest part is you will begin to learn things about yourself you didn’t realize, remember, or think about before this project.
The five-year plan is where things take a turn in the mind. Five years is far enough ahead to be a bit mysterious, but when a person knows who they are and what they want to do, thinking ahead five-years is pretty easy.
So, if you’re not sure about things just yet, don’t worry, just make this fun. Jot down things you think you’ll enjoy and of course as the next year progresses, you will revise this plan.
It usually takes about 20 minutes. But if you’re enjoying it, some take much longer as it’s interesting to imagine where you will be five years from now.
Think of how you will feel as you describe where you will be in your work, where you will live, if you have children what is their situation. Even think about who will be your friends. Will you take that very special vacation you’ve wanted to plan for, will you this or that…
Being that this exercise is five-years ahead, you can use your imagination a bit more than the one year plan and not have to be as precise.
Example: I will be a best selling author, we will live close to here but in a bigger house as the kids will need more space being teens, and I will have a writing art studio. And have enough time to volunteer for the relief projects out of Africa that I’ve always wanted to be involved with. I’ll be my own boss now not working for anyone else. I’ll be still walking 3-5 miles a day, and will have created the best eating habits. I’ll have upped my education and got my certificates. My husband and I will be going on weekend retreats once a month to different places for us time. Etc…