I just went through an exercise to out my life 10 years from now. I vividly imagined and wrote out what my life would look like 10 years from today, December 22, 2031. I used this as a template: https://yourtenyearplan.com/ .
In case the link disappears, basically ask yourself in detail:
- where are you living?
- what excites you?
- what are you reading?
- what are you doing?
- what are you making?
- how is your health?
- what is your income?
- what relationships do you have?
- what goals have you achieved?
- how much money do you have?
- what kind of influence do you have?
- what is your family life?
Add as many questions as you want to help hone in on your dream. This helps me to make sure I’m not wasting my time on other things. I have taken this 10 year future plan and have hung it on my review wall. I then occasionally check my regular TODO list and see if the items align with my longer term vision. At least every year read your 10 year plan and see how your life compares to your vision. The point of this is to not make me think about short term goals, in fact it should help me worry less about them, but instead to act as a compass and to have focus on the long term goals. And all of this while creating less stress in my life. If you do this, you will grow immensely, even if you do not reach all of your targets. Just don’t forget, the journey is the important part.
Here is another video that can help you on what questions to ask yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCQWuct2tmo