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Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years? (Ep. 283)

Well, where do you see yourself in five years?

If you’re not quite sure yet, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a useful thing to think about.

You may not be able to plan exactly how you want things to go, but coming up with a loose idea you can change later can help give you a sense of direction. It also helps make sure you’re living with intent, rather than just coasting along, wondering where the time went.

No matter what path you might have in mind, just remember that you can change it later. As long as you know what your next steps are, you can keep moving forward.

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  • 0:01:17 – Martin’s goals
  • 0:17:09 – Thomas’ goals
  • 0:22:28 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:25:29 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:27:29 – Thomas’ goals (continued)
  • 0:30:57 – Careers and learning from experiences
  • 0:43:17 – Figuring our your ideal future self
  • 0:52:10 – Conclusion

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