Time travel into your future

Written by Allison Wolf

This Friday I have a simple pondering practice for you to try out.  It’s about sitting back and letting your mind roam way into the future.  Think 20 years from now… what do you want to be doing? What do you want your life to be like? What would you have liked to have accomplished?

This practice comes from a goal-setting webinar I attended this week. I was reminded how useful it can be to think far into the future about what you want to make happen so that when planning in the shorter term you have a vision you can navigate towards.

Twenty-year goals don’t have to be specific, they can be as simple as your ideas for what you want your life and work (or retirement) to be like.

Long-term goals aren’t set in stone.  They will evolve or even radically shift over time.  This imagining exercise presents a great opportunity for discovering what is meaningful and important to you, without the pressure of having to make this manifest anytime soon!

Nothing like a summer long weekend for providing some space for dreaming about your future.


About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.

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