Setting goals. When I think back at my first years at college, I wouldn’t have thought that I would be working at the company that I’m currently working. To speak the truth, in my head my future job was more awesome than that it is in real life. It sounds negative but I’m actually not sour about where I am now at all.
Where I had a clear picture when I started in college, I don’t really have a dream job. Within my professional life I think it’s more important to have fun than to obtain the highest position possible. I’m not the “Stab you in the back,” or me before anyone else kind of guy. So I don’t have any need to watch my back and fight to get that promotion.
Happy with my job
Everybody likes a promotion. To show they are appreciated in what they do. But does it really make you more happy? Will I ever be a CEO? Maybe, but probably not. Do I want to obtain that title? No, not really. Unless, that is a job that would make me happy at that point in life. I didn’t really set professional goals for myself. Is that a lack of ambition? Not in my eyes. I just want to be greedy. Being happy and getting paid while enjoying what you do cuts it for me right now.
Happiness in the small steps
Setting goals is, strangely enough, nice to do though. Two of my friends and myself do it ever year. Not only work related but also things we do in our private lives. Simple things, like visiting a country we haven’t been before. Easy for an European citizen to do, right. And invest some money. Doing it together keeps us sharp. Because you want to get your goals. This kind of goals give me satisfaction.
What does the future have in store?
For the long term, I have the goal to become a millionaire. Who doesn’t? But only if it fits within my current way of living. The danger of setting goals is that you might live in a constant pursuit of happiness where you forget to live in the moment. It’s good to have those small moments of clarity where you enjoy the moment. It’s a great feeling.
We will see what the (near) future will bring. Being happy and healthy, no matter what you want to obtain, is the highest goal.