Do you often think about your future? What are your dreams, what do you want to accomplish? However I’m all for living in the moment and see what life brings you, I think it’s also important to set goals for yourself. 5 years ago I had this big dream about becoming a blogger and traveling the world. I think it’s so good to have a certain vision of what you really want in life and then working towards it.
Now, 5 years later I have my own small company, sharing my posts on Instagram where I can inspire so many beautiful people, I’m blogging where I can share my personal experiences with you and I’m creating content for other companies. I’ve traveled a lot the past years and it has all started with a dream, a vision and a goal.
Of course for me this journey never stops. I set new goals and I’m working towards it. On my trips I’ve been thinking a lot about what I really want in life and the things that make me really happy. I’ve discovered that yoga, surfing, the beach and connecting with other people is something that really makes me happy and now I’m working to create a life where I can do all that. I started with my yoga teacher training which is the first step to my next dream. It’s all possible you know, you just have to find out what it is you really want in life, set goals and work towards it.
But how can you find out what you really want?
1. What are the things you find most important in your life?
I’ve made a list of things that are important to me:
– flexibility and freedom
– social contact
– movement/working out
2. What are the things that make you happy?
For me that is:
– connecting with like-minded people
– doing yoga
– the beach
– creating content
– photography + editing
– filming + editing
When you can answer these 2 questions for yourself it’s so much easier to have a certain vision and to set goals. The next step is: How do you get there. You can set a timeline towards your dream with the steps you have to take to get there. What do you need to get there? Who do you need? You can make a very clear plan for yourself to get closer to your goal.
And of course it will not always be easy. Sometimes you can feel lost because the bigger picture seems so far away. You can get impatient (I can definitely be impatient) and it can feel like you’re stuck. BUT, you are making babysteps. Every little step counts. Every little step is a step to the bigger picture. Maybe it’s asking for help, maybe it’s a new study. It can be anything. The most important thing is to enjoy the ride!
Do you already know what you want to do with your future? What are your dreams?
Sometimes it’s also okay to look for someone to help you find your way. Randstad would love to help you to think along about your future. I went to an awesome event from Randstad with poetry slam with M. and 3 other spoken word artists. I always get so inspired listening to spoken word artists. We also did a spoken word workshop where you could practice your own writing skills by being creative and thinking outside of the box. I really enjoyed joining this event. It inspired me. Plus, Jonna Fraser was performing that night, so we also danced a lot which was SO much fun.
I hope I inspired you to think a bit more about your future, your goals, your dreams. You deserve the best life, for YOU.