Friday, January 20, 2006

Your Goals are the Future

Why shouldn't the creators of 43 Things use a milestone (200,000 users) to think about their own future:
"Here’s a dream for the future. Five years from now, people will be hired based on their 43 Things. Ten years from now, degrees will be granted based on completing your 43 Things. What you’ve done in the past matters, but not as much as what you want to do in the future. The performance review, the prenuptial agreement, the resume, the transcript are nothing compared to a well crafted list of what you want to do with your life, a thoughtful collection of entries and the support of your fellow human beings."
The bolding on that middle sentence is my own -- I think there's truth in this. Although it does sound ambitious to have your goals play such a prominent role in these areas of life, I think traditional portfolios and resumes/CVs haven't paid enough attention to the future.

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