Interesting topic. I find it increasingly difficult to think ahead past a month out. I may have a loose year plan but so many things could happen! I like to have contingency plans A thru V and it is just too hard the further out I plan.
Don't ask me what I have accomplished with my life, please.
It depends on whether I think the situation will be pleasant or a chore. If it's the latter, any time earlier than 5 minutes before it happens will be too soon to be thinking about it. I am a Perceiver after all
INFP 4w5 so/sp
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
- Emily Bronte
I think years and years down the road, but I don't expect my plans to unfold down to the last detail. Basically, the further down I think, the less accurate I expect my plans to be.
I'm usually not thinking any more than 5 years ahead, but there are instances where I'm thinking farther than that.
Thinking in such a way also helps me in the present moment--"how much is this going to matter in 5 years?" certainly puts any worry into perspective, and thinking about a future goal mobilizes me in the present.
Depends on what you are thinking, only answer i can give is when there comes so many variables that it becomes impossible to actually foresee what will likely happen(how likely, it depends on the degree of importance of getting it right), then its pointless trying to figure out what might happen. When its about things i can effect, i like to think how i could improve my chances to get the desired result, from start to finish.
"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
— C.G. Jung