What happened to just do it? I am right now.
I was just reading one of the many career planning/development blogs that I read pretty much daily, and I again felt overwhelmed by the thoughts of making a goal list or a personal mission statement or planning for my future career. I decided this must mean something.
I am typically the last person to say this, but THE HELL WITH IT. Right now I am crazy busy and don’t really have time to create goals for the next year. Does this make me a bad person? Does this make me not ready to take on the future? Does this make me a that Millennial that everyone is talking about?
At some point you just have to take a moment and work on what you are doing now. I spent most of my college career and the past 2 years working on where my future is going. And beginning right now, right this minute I am going to do just what I am doing now and not think about the future past my wedding day on April 25, 2009. I am going to trust that the planning I have done so far has brought me to where I need to be.
Right now, I am going to blog, class, League, YNPN, wedding plan, and work. All of these things I have put in place to create a future for myself, and right now I am going to just do them and not worry about setting long term goals until I am done with my masters and until I am married (that just brings on a whole new life).
I am not going to make a personal mission statement, I know what I stand for right now.
I am not going to write down a bunch of goals to reach by the end of the year, I know all of them already.
I am not going to examine every opportunity based on where it will get me in the future, I am going to do what is right for me right now.
I feel secure where I am right now and instead of worrying about what I am going to do after my masters, what next job I am going to have, or what board I am going to be on next, I am going to just live for what I am doing right now. I don’t have to have my entire life planned before it happens.
Woot! Just writing this post makes me feel better. I challenge all of you who read this, and whom aren’t in a transitional period (I am lucky to be in a stable spot right now) to stop thinking so far ahead just for a moment. I think it’s going to be a glorious next few months! What do you think? Is it all possible?