Each and every one of us changes at different points in life and so do our goals. I see this as a positive thing as we all grow as people. Recently even a lot of mine have changed as I no longer see any point in limiting myself or my life goals. Whether they are personal goals or life goals some of them can be circumstantial as we do need to modify them as times change. There’s no point in resenting the path your on, but instead just work with it until you can change it.
When I say that goals can be circumstantial I mean sometimes life gets in the way and our goals change. For example before my stroke my goals were way bigger and not limited by mobility issues like after the stroke. When life happens one needs to be able to roll with the punches. Now that I’m near the end of my recovery process my goals are a strange mix of the before and the after. It’s weird and wonderful the mix of studio goals and office goals. It’ll definitely lead to some difficult decisions in a couple of years when I go back to school.
If you have a dream go and chase it because even if it doesn’t work out. There’s nothing more you will regret on your death-bed then not pursuing your dreams. Yes I know this sounds a little morbid, but after spending time with some older people just around retirement age they all say the same thing. They wish they had pursued their dreams and not ended up in the careers that they are in. We can take control of where life takes us we just need to take the right steps. So get out there and hone those talents and chase those dreams.