Not only is my body going to fall apart - bye bye 6 pack and ballin, hello #dadbod and electric wheelchair... but simultaneously I will also suddenly have so much wisdom, maturity and understanding of life that I won't be able to justify all the umm... reckless #yolo things I think are a fantastic idea right now!
So today, sitting on a 15 hour bus between Paris and Barcelona (which I'm only on because I maaaay have missed the bus I was meant to be on yesterday (due to having a bit too much confidence in the Parisian bikeshare situation), I'm updating my "30 under 30" goals and sharing them with you guys.
As the quality of people I've been fortunate enough to surround myself with is probably my proudest achievement... I'd love to get your help with these and so I'm crowdsourcing the last 9 goals... Holla at your boy with suggestions and recommendations!
Hopefully you will also help me achieve them and join me for some of them!
To give a bit of context to this, I originally built a 30 under 30 early about a quarter of the way through last year. Since then I've learned a huge amount, made some pretty drastic life and lifestyle changes, met hundreds of new people and been in 14 countries.
I've achieved 7 of my original goals, am condensing 4 of them and am keeping replacing 4.
- Fail 30 times (as in that "OHHHHH FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA** what am I going to do now fail)
- Visit 30 new places (countries, states, cities, it's all amazing).
- Learn Spanish to a conversational level
- Only work on companies and projects that I believe are making the world a better place
- Take a cooking class in at least 5 different countries.
- Find a charity that I really believe in and be a important contributor.
- Have 3 mentors
- Jump out of a plane (preferably with a parachute on!)
- Go scuba diving
- Not drink for 12 of the 24 months
- Learn how to do at least two dances (ballroom, tango, salsa etc).
- Meditate every day
- Ride a hot air balloon
- Salsa dance in Colombia
- Run with the bulls
- Get a tattoo
- Be late less than 30 times
- Learn a musical instrument
- Write in a journal every day.
- Post a new blog post once a week
- Read 30 books (recommendations are always welcome)
- You tell me
- Yes I believe in you
- What am I getting into?
- Uh oh!
- This shit cray
This is due to me really coming to understand how valueless these things really are in the grand scheme of things. Studies show that the type of car you have and owning your own house don't actually improve your happiness.
Money is just a resource and, since you generally trade other resources for it (time and energy), to have a goal for money or earnings I think you have to quantify how much you are willing to invest to get that amount.
The reasons WHY I want money are far more important to me and will motivate me and make me far happier than focusing on a dollar amount or having goals of owning stuff.
#ImplementThis - Cut the consumerist life. Experiences and people are what matter.