Long term goals

I decided this week to set a long term goal. I want to get a CFA certification before the age of 40, which gives me about 6 years. It would be for the good of my family, my self esteem and my understanding of the world. Eventually I want to use this certification as an avenue into private equity and venture capital in Africa. I think I would love that line of work and be good at it.

Setting a long term goal is satisfying. It is a surprisingly straight forward thing to do, and yet I have never really done it before. You are the only one who can set the goal, not a school syllabus or an overbearing other….just you. 

Of course the next step is to keep working towards the goal and to then achieve the goal. Also, completely up to you. It’s the terrifying thing about chasing your own dream – the accountability. 

Accountability is very important, but for now I am just happy to have set the goal. Writing about it is also very important, and using the blog as a way to track my progress is a big part of my long term plan.

Bring it on.