Where do you see yourself in five years? If you’ve ever been caught off-guard by this question in an interview, you’re not alone.
The idea of a five-year plan is so popular because it promises certainty. That if we follow a linear path to success, happiness will follow.
But trying to predict the future is a losing battle. It’s impossible to know what your priorities will be a few years from now, let alone the opportunities you’ll be presented with down the line.
How a five-year plan can get you stuck
It’s great to be goal-oriented. I’m the first to let my Type-A flag fly high! Yet in my coaching practice, I see how a rigid fixation on planning your future can backfire, closing you off from important opportunities to grow.
Many of my clients get so preoccupied trying to perfectly execute the details of their five-year plan that they get