10 Years From Now Essay
We all have goals that we strive to achieve. Some short term, others long term. Goals make our lives exciting. They make us rise up every morning to pursue them. Without them, life would be meaningless, with no purpose and with no sense of direction. Even prisoners have goals. Some of them enroll for courses and study hard until they attain their degrees. I also have my own set of goals that I have broken the down into three categories, economic, social and spiritual. With a ten year contingency plan, I work each day to ensure that my goals see the light of day.
Goal 1: Dream Job
Currently, I’m grappling with jobs that do not excite me. With an undergraduate Degree in Business, it really is hard to secure a good job, because of the influx of professionals in that field. Now, I have to make do with whatever I find just to pay my bills and survive. In order for me to be more competitive and to keep myself a step ahead of the rest, I have enrolled for a MBA.
t least with a masters’ degree, I will increase my chances of getting a secure job. After I’m through with my MBA in the next two years, I plan on taking a course on Commercial Law just to widen my horizons. No need to keep all my eggs in one basket and then be faced with the challenges of limited opportunities.
I have always wanted to work in any business related field. The company is not very important to me. My only concern is the culture of the company. I do not want to work in a place that is strictly work with no fun. I want to work in a flexible environment, where the management appreciates the input of everyone including junior staffs and even consults them during decision making.
The work environment should also be accommodative of everyone’s talents and abilities. Where there are no preferences or prejudice and promotions are based on merit alone. Such jobs are hard to come by, but I believe in ten years’ time I will have such a job.
Goal 2: Start a Business
While having my dream job is something I look forward to, staying employed for the rest of my life is not something I envisioned myself doing. I don’t want to spend all my youthful years building someone else’s dreams. I want to build my own dream. I have always dreamt of having a business, preferably in the cosmetic industry. I want to be my own boss. I want to employ like-minded people, who will help me build my vision. I want to improve the lives of both my customers and employees. Above all, I want to have financial freedom.
Businesses require a lot of injections, in terms of time and resources, before they can stand on their own. Therefore, starting a business now is the best financial move I can ever make. I’m still young, I have all the time in the world, I have less responsibilities and in case of a business failure, I can always recoup myself. This is probably the last goal I hope to pursue in my ten year plan, because I have to ensure my life is in order first before I can start a business.
Goal 3: Have a Family
What is the point of pursuing all these goals if I have no one to share it with? This is the most important goal for me. I pray that within the next five years, I will settle down and start a family. I also hope that within the same time frame I will have at least one child, who will be my bundle of joy. My aim is to have a large family of four children. I hope to have a fun and loving family, with a unique culture that will differentiate us from the rest of the boring families around the world. For instance, I envision my family having karaoke sessions every Friday nights.
We will also be spending quality time each day as a family. We will have breakfasts and dinners together. Weekends will be strictly for friends and loved ones and once in a while, we will go out to have a good time. My kids will have everything they desire, from toys to books to musical instruments.
I want to cultivate a culture in my family, where my kids will pursue whichever careers they want in life. My partner and I will give them a head-start in life and provide everything they need to nurture their talents. I do not want them to go through the challenges I went through growing up. I will also ensure that they have a proper upbringing, so that they become upright members of society.
Goal 4: Buy my dream house
My other goal is to own a home in the suburbs. With a good mortgage plan, I believe I can buy the house of my dreams. My ideal house is a two storied building with five bedrooms, excluding the master bedroom. Four bedrooms for the kids and one for guests. It should also have three bathrooms, a kitchen, a laundry room, a living room, a dining room, a garden at the back, a patio and a beautifully kept lawn at the front. It should also have a swimming pool. The house should also be surrounded by several trees. I want to enjoy the view when their flowers bloom during spring.
Goal 5: Buy my dream car
I love exotic vehicles, especially if they made in Germany. It won’t come as a surprise therefore that my dream car is the Mercedes Maybach. Owning such an expensive automobile may seem too materialistic to some people, but I’m classy and I want a vehicle that defines me and I believe the Mercedes Maybach is the vehicle for me. Furthermore, we only live once, might as well enjoy the best things that life has to offer.
Goal 6: Go to my dream vacation
There are three places that are at the top of my favorite destinations list. They include Brazil, India and Egypt. I would love to visit Brazil and participate in the carnival. I want to be there at the center of everything when the streets are lit with colorful parades and everybody is just singing, dancing and enjoying themselves. There are many things I would like to see in Brazil, the beautiful beaches, the pink dolphins, Iguazu Falls and if I’m lucky enough, I may take a helicopter ride to have a view of the Statue of Christ on top of Corcovado Mountain.
When I think about India, one thing comes to mind- the Taj Mahal. Considered one of the wonders of the world, this magnificent palace is made of marbles and precious stones. I want to be a witness to this iconic piece of architecture that has stood the test of time and continues to mesmerize us to this day.
I also want to have a dip in the Ganges River, which is considered the holiest river in the world. Furthermore, the nation has a rich cultural history, with many religious beliefs, ethnic groups and great cuisines spanning many millennia. It also has arguably the best architectural designs in the world with so many great temples to support this notion. My last destination, Egypt also houses one of the ancient wonders of the world- the Pyramids of Giza. While there, I will take a boat ride and cruise through Africa’s longest river, the Nile.
Goal 7: Adopt a healthier lifestyle
I also plan on living a healthier lifestyle. I plan on kicking the habit of eating too much junk food and to limit my calories intake so that I keep my weight in check. I also want to switch to vegan diet to reduce my chances of getting meat related illnesses, such as heart diseases and hypertension. Furthermore, I will be joining gym to keep my body well-toned.
Goal 8: Seek a spiritual path
Another area in my life that I really need to improve in the next ten years is my spiritual life. It really is pointless to conquer the whole world and in the end lose my soul. I therefore plan to dedicate more of my time to God. I need to pray more frequently, especially in the mornings, during dinner and at night before I go to bed. Furthermore, I will be reading spiritual books and attending events that will help me in my spiritual path, such as seminars, workshops, lectures and religious retreats.
Goal 9: Start a philanthropic society
I also want to start a philanthropic society. That will be my way of giving back to my society. It will not be big and fancy like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I just want it to be a non-profit organization seeking to better the lives of people around it.
It will basically operate with donations and volunteers. Some of the functions of the organization will include visiting orphanages and homes of the elderly during holidays and helping the poor and homeless.