In the last 5 years within my work in AIESEC there has been one word that I oftenly found to bring joy, hard work or 1000 feelings associated with it. Goals, also know as targets, objectives, the bottom line are so much part of our proffesional life as a compass is part of the life of an explorer.
Reflecting on my experience with goals I have often used them in each of the roles I took to set destinations from my journey, to struggle and to give my best to achieve them. It is trully fortunate and reassuring to have something to reach for, to always know if you are on the right track and be able to know how far you are from your goals.
Lately I have trully realized that life has two sides. It doesn't gravitate all around my proffesional life in which I have immersed myslef into for the last years. Looking at my personal life which I have chosen to put first for the following year I have rarely enjoyed the benefits of having goals. Things for myself for which I strive so that at the end of the day I am a better man and more fulfilled.
Next year I have chosen to walk two journeys, one as President of AIESEC in Ireland and the other one just as Vladutz. For Vladutz till the 1st of July 2011 I will:
1) Learn how to dance
2) Learn to speak Spanish
3) Learn how to cook
4) Keep myself fit
5) Visit 20 countries
Here goes! No point in beeing afraid of failure as even if I don't get there I will have had a great journey and learnings for other ones. Its test of my ability to organize myself, my determination and ambition to measure myself against myself.
If at the end of the day it's all only for the better. What's to stop me to put a destination on my life?Map the jourey to get there taking control of both my proffesional and personal life.