Ever think about this? I certainly have. Five years is a long enough period of time you can accomplish some things, and some things can change. Yet, five years is short enough that your brain can actually imagine its future self there.
I’m not one to buy these sort of books normally–often my books are dystopian and involve a 16-year-old saving the world–but this one caught my eye today on break: Where Will You Be Five Years From Today?. Flipping through the pages, you’ll find inspiring quotes, questions, thoughts, and facts. Like this one:
“At age 30, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos was living in a 500-square foot apartment. Five years later his net worth was $10 billion.”
There are some spaces in the book for you yourself to write, and I think it’s these combination of things that managed to convince me to purchase it. Target was selling it for $15, which isn’t exactly cheap considering it is only a handful a pages. It’s possible I could have bought it somewhere else for cheaper, but I just couldn’t help myself. I knew I’d love the book.
I’ve only read through half of it so far, but I was right. And it has inspired a new project idea for j* of all trades, which I’m calling the 5 Year Dream.
So much of this book I feel like I could have written myself. It has a lot of the ideals and thoughts I’ve been trying over the last couple of years to instill in my life. Sometimes, as life catches hold of you even your strongest convictions can be forgotten for a moment or two. It’s good to find things like this book to help you remember from time to time; to inspire and motivate you.
So with that in mind I ask you–where will you be in 5 years from today?