When September 2011 rolls around and you receive your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you'll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you're at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?
Last year I gave a highly aspirational answer that slapped me in the face as I realized that I am more or less at the same position. I have only climbed laterally and so with that knowing I'd like to say that by next year I am going to use all of my effort, spirit and imagination to start moving upward.
Hopefully I will smile and think: I knew that setting up goals, thinking about these things and taking them and myself seriously would really help me in achieving it. Look at all the things I have mastered and achieved during the last year! Wonderful! What are my next goals and aspirations?
I think I'll probably laugh at myself. I tend to take these things too seriously sometimes. Hi Vick. Are you in love? Are you still working at Walgreens? Are you back in school? I hope you're in love. I want that more for you than anything right now. Love, Vick.
I hope that I look at these answers and laugh about my worries and am happy about my successes. Hello future me!
I hope I look back and feel that I've accomplished the things I've set out to do. That I will be living in another place and that I have the career and love that I desire and deserve. I hope that I flourish with these changes and it will take me to new places and open my eyes to new goals.
Well, I 'd like to think that all my answers will prove to be answers, rather than just wishful thinking. At the very least, it'll be interesting to be reminded of who I was a year ago.
I hope I have a job that I like and that we're financially more stable in a year from now. I also hope that I've really expanded my art business and have a routine going and I'm sending art to conventions and showing in local galleries as well.
I'm hoping that I will be somewhat of a better person than I am right now. Be it spiritually, intellectually, physically - in my career or in my relationships. I'm hoping to learn, and by then have enacted, that I can't change others, I can only change myself - and I hope to, for the better, with each passing year.
I hope I will feel as though I've grown in some way based on last year's answers. Perhaps it won't be to the full extent of what I recorded, but enough to make me feel gratified. i especially wish to feel less anxious about my future.
I hope I feel matured. I hope by then I'll have grown and become more disciplined. I expect I'll feel the last year has passed so slowly, which is how I feel about every year. I hope whatever decisions I make about my situation now, I remember the consideration I'm taking in them, and that I feel committed to and at peace with my choice. I also hope I am still happy to be alive, still exploring the world, still relatively free. Actually I hope I am more free. That is what I want most. Articulating my thoughts about these questions may have allowed me to introspect on subjects I might have avoided thinking about. I hope some insight has been gained into my values and what it means for me to live right.
I hope I am not surprised, as I was this year, to find out I had not really addressed one of my character traits that I had identified as needing work. I think and hope I will be pleasantly reminded of challenges in my life that are no longer challenges. I am not sure it will be a result of answering the questions, but I certainly appreciate this tool as formalizing many of the issues I need to think about.
To be honest, I think I'll feel disappointed in myself, I seem to always come back to the same place. I truly hope that I've grown out of being a child and finally decide to be the man I know I can be. Maybe by thinking about these questions I'll be able to do so.
I hope I can get along better with people. There's always some kind... wall... around me. I can't be friends with extroverts, and somehow they feel it too And I hope I am further along the path I planned for my career. I hope my grades are in a better position as they are now, and I have more skills - better time management, leadership skills, confidence, how to get along better with people - to get me closer to being a professional.
I hope that I have progressed positively in the areas that I want to improve in. If I accomplish everything that I have set forth, then I will have a better relationship with myself, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Happier. In love. At peace. Proud of what I've accomplished.