Some people will argue that they know exactly where they will be. So I started to think backwards: where was I 10 years ago and how I was answering such question in a job interview?
College had just started out, first semester, still a rookie. I didn’t realize at the time but I was going through a huge change in life after I had left high school and only a handful of friends would remain. And so that year I started an internship and I was asked this beautiful, but not easy to answer question. How do I see myself in 10 years when I just started college? Of course, the interviewer is less worried about the precision of the answer and more concerned about how to you plan your career or how well you organize and structure your answers, but still…I must say that I couldn’t know at that time that I would be where I am today.
Just about everything in life, we can’t control the final result but we have the choice to decide the pathway to be taken. We are entitled to walk towards what we believe and by being in that direction, somewhere along the way odds are that things will flourish by themselves. As long as it takes, it’s our call to stick to the plan and decide not to leave unless we know for sure that is not a fair path to follow.
May we be less anxious about our targets and more focused on consistently building our way. May we be more humble to admit God has control over every single step of the way. May we value how many good things happened in spite of all the pain in the last 10 years.
Because at the end of the day, life is made of small chunks of moments and by choosing to follow through we will achieve whatever we aim.