In this article, I will give you my definition of The 5 years-window of my life, what I will try to do, why I want to do it and why it cares for me and my relatives. The main purpose of my life is quite simple: be happy. In fact, it could be a cliche to write that because everybody on earth is chasing happiness but, thankfully, it exists at many levels and no one has the same image of happiness. It really depends on who you are, your ambitions and your entourage.
I note something truly important: If I am living what I am currently living, it is firstly because it’s my willingness. Secondly, I am truly lucky to have good friends and family who trust me, who encourage me everyday and try to understand my vision of life, which, sometimes, could be a mess and different from others.
The main points of The 5 years-window:
This is not the time to be safe.
The 5 years-window is the time to realize that you could use this period for you to attack the life that you want to win. I recently understood a stupid thing: what we have been doing for the last 17 years was interesting, but it was also probably the easiest thing we did. I believe that the world is beautiful and that you can meet a lot of interesting people everywhere you go, but when your goal is to realize a dream or create something new, you are alone with your own problems. That is why the world outside is HARD.
The 5 years-window is also a mindset, you have to understand that: This is not the time to get the safe job your parents and grandparents wanted you to get. This is the time to take risks and try new experiences. This is the time to step out of your comfort zone. If I had listened to my grandparents, by now, I would be living in my hometown with a job in any administration. Because for them and their generation, going to work could not be something fun, I think the opposite. A job is something that you will have to do for many years. If you don’t like it or you don’t have fun, I feel sorry for you. You will spend your time complaining about your existence.
For me, The 5 years-window is a specific moment in your love life. I sincerely think, this is not the moment when you have to get married and have children. I am pretty sure, it is a beautiful part of the life, and I will live it in the future but it is not yet the time.
For all the guys in the world who are in their 20’s: you still have this 5 years-window. But too many of you are so hungry for short term gains like keeping the job that pays you $3000 more because it is secure even though it is not as fun nor that interesting.
But what will you do with that amount? Probably nothing special!
This is not the time to try to maximize your revenues so that you can buy a state-of-the-art car.
The 5 years-window of your life is when you need to attack what you love and what you want to do. So don’t waste time and stay focus on your objectives because time flies. Every semester, I write a TO DO LIST of what I want to realize and achieve in the next 6 months, where I want to travel and also how many times I will allocate to these specific aims. At the end of these points, I write what I truly love and what I need in my life to be really happy.
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