Recently, I ran into the deputy of our fearless leader. Somehow we got on to the topic of succession planning and such.
I told him that I was behind and he said that I needed to create a career plan for myself.
(Internal eye roll from me)
External words from me: “Oh, I have a plan, it’s just delayed a little.”
Fearless leader deputy laughed and told me that my turn would come.
I get offended (yes, I choose to be offended) inside in these situations. Especially when the people making the comments have fewer plans than I did at 12 years old.
Ah-well, if I have a plan then I must get to it.
Flashback Moment below:
When I was a little girl, my Dad would have interviews with us and ask us what our goals were in life. He gave us some guidelines and categories to think about and we would create goals associated with those categories. Come to think of it, I was younger than 12 at that time and so someone videotaping this might find it kind of funny.
Anyway, I also made goals through the girls program at church. It was similar to the boy scout program, except in some ways it was more intense.
Flashback from the Flashback:
So, with this background some of the comments from work hit me wrong because I’ve made goals my entire life. I haven’t always been successful, but I have progressed.
What are my next plans/goals?
Here are a few:
- Have a family.
- Teach them well (and to set goals of course)
- Experience the world with my family
- Be faithful to my spouse, family, religion, core values
- Make $10,000,000 by the time I am 50 years old.
- Create more money (through meaningful business activities) from that money.
- Give back, always
- Live in that realm of excellence, honor, gratitude, hope, faith, superior work, etc.
Is that too much to share on a blog? Perhaps, or perhaps it isn’t enough.
How did this all come out for this post?
So many plans, so little time….