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Focus on Short-term Goals

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Ive never been the sort of person to have a single dream. Sure, I make goals, many of them long-term, but they have changed more times than I can count.

"Somewhere there lives a Fairy" by Rana Usman


When I was young I wanted to grow up to be the first female Pope. Then I wanted to be an artist, an author, a business owner, a teacher, even a personal trainer. I have always envied those who have known from the beginning exactly what it is that they want to do.

Although there is power in having such focus, there is a great advantage to short term goals. For one, they are so much more achievable. Usually smaller. Closer. More exciting because of their imminence. Secondly, they allow for flexibility.

It is this flexibility that comedian Tim Minchin focuses on in his acceptance speech for the award of honorary degree of Doctor of Letters. He advocates the passionate pursuit of short-term goals. In his short but wonderful address, he says Be careful of long term dreams. If you focus too far in front of you, you wont see the shiny thing out the corner of your eye.

These words are often comforting to me in times of career-crisis. By focussing on our day-to-day lives we can build towards larger goals without feeling overwhelmed and be open to every opportunity that might come our way.

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