Let’s pretend that the world really is going to end today.
Take a few moments from your busy day and meditate. Reflect on your life so far. Since we love to do this, make a list of your top 5-10 things you are most proud of. Then list your top 5-10 things that make you cringe.
Now it’s time to daydream. We’re going to pretend that we all wake up again tomorrow. What can you do to add to your proud list? How can you avoid the cringe list? Be as outrageous in your daydreaming as possible. Be sure to write down every idea you come up with, no matter how ludicrous it seems.
Keep daydreaming, but this time list 5-10 things you wish you would have done before the world ended. Again, don’t worry about being realistic. Go into as much detail as you’d like. Ask yourself:
- Why do I want to do this?
- What will I gain if I do this?
- Is there a way I can make this happen?
Tomorrow, when you wake up and find that the world didn’t end, look at your lists again. How can you add to your proud list? Keep from adding to your cringe list? Do the things you regret not doing?