Five Years. 260 Weeks. 1,825 days… 2,333,000 minutes.
In 5 years Columbus opened up a whole new world by discovering the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola and North and South America.
In just under 5 years, Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel.
In less than 5 years Shakespeare wrote “Hamlet,” “Othello,” “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” and 5 other immortal plays.
In 1961, Julia Child graduated from cooking school with a quirky idea for a TV show. 4 years later she won an Emmy as America’s favourite TV chef.
Fired from their home improvement jobs, Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus created a business model called Home Depot and went public with their idea. Just three years after losing their jobs, their annual sales were $1 billion.
At age 30, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was living in a 500-square foot apartment. 5 years later his net worth was $10 billion.
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.
So I ask you, what COULD you do with your next five years?
Now I ask, what WILL you do with your next five years?
The answer should be the same.
I’d love to say I wrote this but I didn’t. Dan Zadra beat me to it, “Where Will You Be Five Years From Today?”