What are you doing this weekend? You might have the answer to this.

What are you doing next week? You might have to think about this.

What are you doing after college? You likely don’t have a response for this.

What will you be doing in five years? You definitely don’t know how to answer this.

That’s just the truth.

I was reading an interesting article.

What’s Your Five Year Plan? @ The College Investor.

This article got my attention because it got me thinking about more than just what to do after college. It brought me all the way up to age 30 (almost). I then realized that I didn’t have a plan. Some of my friends know where they’ll be in five years and what they’ll be doing. I don’t. I’m completely confused about the next step.

What’s the point of a five year plan?

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there. This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.

Those are not just random lines stolen from movies. Those hold truth. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Without a plan or any sort of goals, you’re just wandering around aimlessly. Is that something that you want to do with yourself?

What do I want to have in five years?

This is going to be completely random because everything can change for me. A few goals that I have for the next five years are:

  • Get married. I’m actually excited about getting married and joining forces with someone else.
  • Have kids. When you look this good how could you not have offspring? Just kidding! I just love kids.
  • Make over $100,000 per year. I want to increase my income to the six figures. I hope to be making good money at 30.
  • Donate more money to charity. I’m conscious about the fact that I don’t donate enough to charity. I need to change this and get more involved with my community and the world.
That’s all I could think of for now. I just hope that the net is still around in five years and I can read this post to see where I am. I don’t want to look back in five years and shake my head.
The reality is that I don’t have a set plan for where I want to be in five years from now. Is that scary or sad? Brave or stupid?

It’s your turn now guys — what do you want to accomplish within the next five years? Where do you want to be in five years from now?

Martin Dasko

Martin Dasko