I recently celebrated my birthday and it felt really weird. I have never been one to get upset at getting older, but this year felt different. I am the wrong side of 30 and while not worried about getting older, it has made me take a long hard look at where I am and what I want to achieve. I want to make sure that I don’t stagnate in my personal and professional life. So I’ve set myself a five year plan. Some things are small and will be easily achievable and some things are huge and will take a lot of work, but I want to make sure I do my best to achieve all of them.
Nicola Douglas, a perfomance coach from Arcana Coaching www.arcana-coaching.com says “Setting goals is important, because of the benefits we get from creating and striving to achieve. People who set goals are proven to be happier; goal setting gives us more energy; contributes to our sense of wellbeing; gives us a purpose and direction in life and helps us to take control. Without goals of our own we will only ever be a bit player in someone else’s story.”
I want to write my own story. What about you? One of my favourite quotes is by Lewis Carroll – “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.