Reaching Your Potential: Are You Holding Yourself Back?
Inspired by the people who are truly living awesome lives and radically traveling (a big dream of mine) while doing so, like Colin Wright, Tim Ferriss, Cody McKibben, and Jonny Gibaud, I sat down a couple nights ago with a cup of tea and asked myself a couple of questions: “What would I like to have done by the time I”m 25 years old? How high is my potential?” So, I made a list of things that I would like to do or have by the time I”ve turned 25. Here it is:
- Read tons of books (if given a number, I”d say over 300 for leisure alone, not counting school-issued books)
- Been to 25 different countries – drawing from every continent except for Antarctica. Must-sees: Italy, The UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand. The others are up to you.
- Have a distinct circle of friends who you talk to every other day. The metric for determining whether you have this: ask yourself, “What would you do if they died today?” – your answer determines whether you”d consider them close enough. Invite them out to long dinners every week.
- Continued to play hockey and have tried skydiving, bungee jumping, scuba diving, rock climbing, and caving
- Have a BMI of about 25 – all muscle, though. Body fat% < 10%
- Runs a successful writing business and possesses a strong personal brand. Writes on: creativity, leadership, risk-taking, and improving life in general.
- Has up-to-date tech tools; laptop, phone, and reader are all state-of-the-art and ultra portable. Has a stable of mobile gadgets that includes headphones, mp3 player, hard drive, tablet (kindle usability other apps), and so on.
- Has learned/self-taught a martial art.
- Has flown to major blogging/tech conferences; relationships with major influencers and can say that I am one myself