February 26, 2011
To be honest, I try to not “count the chickens before they hatch”. I always consider it as a sure way of jinxing something or setting unnecessary expectations. But, you can look at it in a slightly different way: goals.
Working towards a goal has long been proven to be successful. There’s nothing better to motivate yourself with than having your mind set on doing or achieving something.
Though I’m not exactly somebody who has their entire life planned out, I have a rough sketch of what I want to have, to do or to be in a few years time. You’re in trouble if you don’t; it’s a very common question at job interviews. Mine’s easy enough: I want to see my name in print on a reputable publication. It could be my own book (novel or anthology), a magazine or even a newspaper. Just to clarify, I don’t want my name splashed all over the front page for something controversial like, say, being responsible for sending stupid people into exile or something. Tempting thought, but that will have to wait.
I have my own share of petty and long term plans too, you know, world domination aside. And being very recently unemployed, I’m looking for a job that I can see myself in for longer than six months. It’s a bonus if it pays extremely well.
And since I just love to make lists, here’s my share of what keeps me motivated (to find a nice job that pays well and stick to it for a few years):
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