Before you start breaking down in tears over my supposedly upcoming death – or, in case you don’t like me, your cheers of delight – I’m not dying.
Or I am, I don’t know when it’s going to happen.
But I do know that if I die the conventional way (not getting blown up, shot, stabbed, maimed, or get a heart attack after getting stung by a bee – yeah, that’s the worst one), then I want the things I’ve got planned to have happened.
When I was a kid, I never thought of life as a cycle that kept repeating each day from school/work to house chores. I had this idyllic outlook with wide-eyed wonderment.
And you know what? That’s a good thing to have, because when you die, you won’t be thinking of those boring hours in the office, you’ll be thinking of the times where you were living.
But since we live in the frame of mind of “stop living in a fantasy”, when it comes to being larger than life, we stop dreaming – which kills you in a way.
For me, though, dreaming is what keeps me going day by day, and it is how I carry on my personal development.
I’ve got it all in my mind (taps forehead like a know-it-all) – lifestyle, travel, business, achievements, the works.
Even you can have this style of thinking; you’ll be surprised how exciting living can be when you give it the perspective of death.
Now, enough of setting it up; here’s a list of things I’ll be doing before I die.
Note: I’ll keep on updating this and scratching stuff out. So, when you see it not being updated anymore, then I’ve kicked the bucket.
Visit at least one country in each continent
Visit Spain and Italy (These are the big ones for me)
Visit space (or something close like an anti-gravity simulator)
Go on a solo trip across any country
Swing at the edge of the world
Bunk in a hostel/motel
Roam the streets in a completely unknown city late at night
Spend at least a day with a person I just met during travel
Make at least $3000 per month through Freelance on a consistent basis (Initial)
Invest savings in Gold
Invest savings in Land
Be completely dependent on Freelancing income
Maintain Freelancing Business
Become a solo entrepreneur
Make passive income
Make money while traveling
Be able to talk in a social circle
Take pictures with complete strangers
Talk on stage
Complete two more books
Learn at least one more language
Learn to cook at least three major dishes
Teach someone (anything)
Build muscle good enough to be in magazines
Not get out within the first six balls in cricket
Wake up late and not miss a thing
Go a day without bout of anxiety
Go at least half an hour without procrastinating
Watch any cricket match in a stadium
Attend a WrestleMania
Attend a Cricket World Cup match
Watch a Manchester United game at Old Trafford
Get at least one book published in Paperback
Get at least one book published Get interviewed on video for my writing Get interviewed published for my writing
Get interviewed at least three times
Show up on Google Images
Have at least one Graduation ceremony
Have at least one story turned into a short/feature-length film
Go to Abu Dhabi Mosque
Go to Blue Mosque
Pray in public in a non-Muslim country
Bring awareness to Mental Health
Bring awareness to Bullying
Have at least 50 people interact with me for being influenced through my writing
Everyday accomplishments (need to be on a consistent basis)
Go feeling fulfilled at least one straight week
Write something original at least once a week
Buy something fancy for parents at least once/twice a month