[IMGCAP(1)]Talk about one of the most overused questions related to goal setting! How clichéd is the question of where someone wants to be in five years? What do you expect them to say?  I want to rule the world! I want to be making an obscene amount of money! I want to be successful in my career! I want to be retired and laying on the beach! I want! I want! I want!

As clichéd, as corny, as tired of this question as so many of us get, let’s take a step back and analyze why this question is so incredibly powerful. From my viewpoint, I think I have it all figured out. I am a manager with a great accounting firm. I love the people I work with, I am challenged by my work and I am excited about the new opportunities that are arising daily. Not to mention, I have a background in leadership and organization development, which gives me this false sense of security in believing that I have a handle on the process it takes to meet stated goals. And then, I had a brief discussion with Amber Setter of Intentionsetter.com.

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