Some time ago I had my first conversation with a new mentor. Predictably, she asked me which were my goals, where did I see myself in two or five years. I was speechless.
All my life I had been spoiled knowing exactly what I wanted and following that gut feeling. In parallel, I had been working hard on personal development, and for several years I hadn’t revisited my goals. The interesting thing is that I didn’t feel like I was walking in life without direction. I just couldn’t put it in words such as “in two years I want to become a director of pricing strategy and analytics for the European region”. My silence in this case bothered me because of not understanding what had happened to me and I reflected on this for the rest of the day.
Strikingly enough, on that very same evening, I came across an interview to Vishen Lakhiani that happened to explain what I was going through.
It turns out that without the structure of “experience”, “growth”, and “give back” -which I very much like- I am trying to work on things that matter to me. In other words, as much as I can, I try to distribute my time and energy in the people I care for, with the experiences that I care for, growing…
I invite you to join me setting meaningful goals and persevering in the chosen path, but without lacking flexibility in case that route needs correction.