Aspirations and happiness are two things I think of quite a lot. Many people from a professional field or in general might ask you: “Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” This question obviously has a lot of value as it illustrates your attributions to life and to the workplace and how ambitious you want to be. For some people, the question could not matter as they prefer to have more spontaneity in their lives rather than a set plan.
I’ve always had goals which I have reached and some I have not reached in life. But I’d rather ask myself the question, “How far have you come in the past five years?” Noticing your strengths and weaknesses over a period of time for me is the key to finding out who you are. It also helps to discover what you really aspire in life.
Developing personally and professionally to meet my aspirations
I’d like to develop both personally and professionally. Of course this means a progressive career. But I also believe that the pride of your family and friends is what highlights your positive attitude and willingness to learn more. I’ve learnt that you can put yourself out there. Hence my numerous daily job applications which have been submitted. Also, maybe I should’ve created this blog and my whilst at university.
That doesn’t matter though. What matters is that, I know I am capable of getting where I want to be, I just have to keep my persistence and faith. This will hopefully show employers and myself that I am a dedicated individual. I have a degree, I have some work experience. But most of all, I’ve learnt not be negative about not attaining my desired grade. I know that I put all of my effort into university while attending my work experience and part-time work aside this.
Without question, I show more initiative today than I did five years ago. I finished school and began working at Manchester United Megastore as a cashier. I did the small, occasional shift. But in time I began to be available for more work. This led to a progressive role to sales floor. Here, I grew a lot more confidence. And I started to interact with people and customers from all kinds of cultures. I dealt with a lot more challenging situations. So much more perseverance and determination to help others.
It’s been the right path for me and my happiness
When I think about the work I have studied in media over the past seven years, I can honestly say I chose the right path. This is regardless of the impatience it can cause at times when finding the right job. I think about when I’ve been approached by MUTV and Premier League Productions in work for filming. The time where I was quite timid and reluctant to being in front of the camera.
However, today, I realised something else. When I eventually did agree to it, it was the right thing to do. I’ve surprised myself so much. I said I never wanted to be in front of the camera but I actually enjoyed it. I can only hope that the future brings me as much happiness as the past five years have.