How to Create a 5-Year Plan
What do an Uber driver, a pilot, and a tour guide all have in common? They all know where they’re going, or at least have a map (at least we’d hope so…especially when you’re 30,000 feet in the air). Without creating a plan or a map of your goals, it’s hard to see where you’re headed. You’ll certainly end up somewhere, but you won’t arrive on your own terms.
A 5-year plan helps you visualize where you’re going, which, in turn, can help you arrive at your desired destination more easily. It can also help you break down your overall plan into smaller, short-term goals, providing you with checkpoints to track your progress.
If you don’t already have a map for where you’re headed, here’s what you need to know to create a 5-year plan you’ll actually stick to.