I heard a business leaders, last week, speaking about integrity and the exponential rate the world is changing. He said ” in the two hours we are in this room, the world has changed – we just don’t know how or understand what it means yet”, The speaker was a senior leader, the head of a multi billion dollar group of companies and a respected community member. I took his words to heart and have repeated them often over the past 7 days. I agree that there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty in tomorrow and next week and next year. I believe more will change more quickly than any of us are imagining.
But, I have decided I need to still hold on to a longer view. A north star navigation point whose gravity is pulling me towards the preferred tomorrow. I have begun with the question ” Where do I want to be in 10 years?” As I am pondering this at the highest level I have been able to drop down and highlight some pretty specific goals. As a disclaimer – in 10 years (September 2025) I will be 70 years old married for 50 years with kids and grandkids. I currently live a comfortable but not extravagant life in Calgary, Alberta.
- Running 5 days a week (30-40km total)
- Healthy, trim 170 pounds
- Writing every day
- Reading 2 books a week
- Spending 8 hours a week at the library
- Volunteering at the zoo
- Adding value to non profit and for profit clients
- Hold hands with my beloved every day
- Significantly influence 1000 people a year
- Have a plan for the next 10 years (to September 2035)
I am sketching a visual representation of the highest, higher and mid level goals but these are what have developed at the 1 foot level.
Where do you want to be in 10 years.