I think I've pretty much at it with the whole "five-year vision" thing. It's something I've given a lot of thought. Probably too much thought, which is the point of me saying I've had it. I just find myself readjusting my five-year vision/plan every 6 months, maybe even every month. And, if I'm being honest with myself, I have no clue what my vision is. Who know's, my job five years from now doesn't even exist yet. I could discover something about myself way before then and adjust. Something in my life could drastically change. Sure, I have a vision of who I want to become, but I can be that person today, why wait five years? Of course, there are many things I want to accomplish in my life, but why should I let that bog me down from crushing it day in and day out today?
Here's what I do instead:
It all starts in Asana. At any given time I have anywhere between 5-7 projects going in Asana. And I religiously sync my tasks to my calendar, continually update the progress of those projects, and add new tasks daily to my task list. I have a project for work (because I'm in recruiting—like any sales job—I break it down by quarter), a project for my side-hustle (my website—blog—and my book and online course), one for our next trip (Iceland), two for personal development (read 25 books, learn chess, or the guitar), one for my personal fitness, one for my mental/spiritual development. And that's what I focus on! That's my process. I don't worry too much about visiting 100 countries before I die (like I used to), I'm just focused on going to Iceland and making it a memorable trip. I don't get lost in my head about becoming a successful marketer, recruiter, or entrepreneur, I just concentrate my attention on exceeding my monthly and quarterly quota, writing impactful blog posts, and creating something I'm passionate about.
The results, I trust, will take care of themselves.