They said brilliant ideas are formed in the shower while others take solutions from dreams. My life’s contemplation come from having the house all to myself where the silence is deafening; where the four corners of my room is comforting; and where I can record all my thoughts like crazy.
Today, just before going to the office, I sat down after taking a shower and thought about what is it that I really want to do in my life? I have a lot of things I want to do – like applying for a number of dream jobs, or trying out on a business, planning my next trip, and making up my mind where to actually settle down.
And what’s the best way to organize it anyway? By writing short and long term goals, of course in a SMART way – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. I’m pretty sure everyone has objectives in their company like what do you want to achieve? Have you met your objectives? Did you exceed everyone’s expectation? Or were you just so-so?
My short term goals include seeing a specific amount in my bank account; going to Seoul in November; be promoted or get a raise by May; get a part-time job; apply for my dream job; finish GLC2; be a D-group leader and start a small business.
My long term goals include seeing a bigger specific amount in my bank account; move to another country; get married at 30; apply for a Shengen visa and backpack around Europe; send my brother to college; do a mission in a place that needs Jesus; and be on a management position in whatever career I have chosen.
These goals do not look SMART in any way but a more detailed one’s listed on my handy-dandy notebook and I just really needed to write it down. I need to see that I have a direction in life and it needs to remind me everyday that I have something to work hard for; because there are days when I start asking myself why am I doing this, or what is it I want in life, or why do I even bother to go to work and earn money? And I like making a point to myself by writing it down.
These are also different from my bucket list. I’m not even sure if I should merge the short-term goals and the bucket list. My bucket list is more on my adventurous and live life side like bungee jumping in South Africa, or sky-diving in Dubai, or beachin’ in Maldives.
All of these though will still be pending for approval to the Lord. Because at the end of the day, His perfect and good will be done.