Every once in a while we find ourselves looking forward, wondering what life will be like in five, ten, or twenty years. This mega-prompt is intended to help you ponder that future, then share some written thoughts.
Start the process by considering your current place in life. Will the kind of person you are now, encourage future relationships with others? Reflect upon your personal strengths and weaknesses and and their effect on the rest of your life. Think about significant people and events from your life and their influence on important decisions you’ll make, looking forward to the near and distant future.
We are all exposed at a fairly young age, to much of what the world has to offer in the way of job opportunities. Based on these life experiences, you may have already eliminated or added some career choices. Write about what you hope to accomplish in your professional life. Share a few occupations and hobbies that you already have an interest in.
In every aspect of life, it helps to establish both short and long term goals. What specific things are you hoping to accomplish now, in 6 months, a year, or five years down the road. Looking forward, how will these specific and measurable benchmarks help you on the road to a happy and prosperous life.
Finally, share your basic philosophy when it comes to the truly important things in life. What are you hoping that people will remember you for, long after you’re gone from this earth. What epitaph would you like to see engraved on your tombstone.
Word Bank - personal goals; relationships; future; positive attitude; occupation; career; education; choices; decisions; course; effort; vocation; character traits; personality; friends; appearance; attribute; disposition; habits; nature; reputation; sense; speciality; temperament; success; philosophy; priority; ambition; achievement; design; destination; intent; mission; mark
May we prompt you?
1. Who do you think has more influence on your choices in life, friends or family?
2. Ask your parents (or grandparents) if their life now is what they expected it to be like when they were younger.
3. Some have said that young should have some fun after graduating from high school, maybe even take a few years off to enjoy life before getting serious about college or a career?
4. How important is a college degree in today’s world?
5. Consider someone you know that is very successful (financially). What characteristics do you feel has helped them to achieve what they have?
6. Is an engaging personality more important than a brainiac mind in today’s business world?
7. Besides the academic stuff, how does school help you prepare for your future employment?
8. Would you rather be very successful with making and keeping money or making and keeping relationships? Explain