A Surprising Lesson From 15 Years Of 5 Year Plans

Just how predictive are these goal-setting exercises?

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My ludicrous income prediction

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Occupations that never materialized

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My wow moment

I spent the last twenty-five years choosing careers that did not align with my strengths and interests… and I don’t regret it.

The passion myth(s)

Humans are hard to figure out

A side passion helps you endure your day job. It might even make you better at it, knowing you have something else that fulfills you.

We’re terrible at predicting the future

If you can figure out what you’re good at and what brings you fulfillment, all you need to do is act on that information.

Skip the five-year plan. Do this instead

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