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100 Exciting Things I Want to Do Before I Die

Living without a vision is simply a waste of time. If you don’t get up every morning pumped up with energy to make your day the most amazing one, you don’t have an exciting life goals list.
This post is a result of an inspiring chat I had with Helene Schmit in Hubud, a co-working space in Ubud, a little jungle town in Bali, Indonesia. Before I met Helene, I was familiar with the “bucket list” or “list of things I want to do before I die” concept but never took the time to sit and write down my life goals.

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.” — Robert Collier

Helene shared her own list and suggested me to check Tal Gur’s life goals list that sparked my curiosity to find out what I truly want to achieve in life. Forming this list took me a couple of days of thinking, brainstorming and rewriting until I could finally call it my “100 exciting things I want to do before I die” list.

Financial

  • Build a multi-million dollar business empire
  • Set up a passive income machine online generating $1 million a year
  • Charge $1,000/h for consulting (Currently charging $100/h)
  • Build a startup valued at $1 billion
  • Build an ocean side dream house
  • Buy a Harley Davidson (Currently renting a scooter – Chiang Mai, Thailand)
  • Buy a Lamborghini
  • Buy an island
  • Own a penthouse in New York City
  • Start a SaaS company

Travel

  • Visit every country in the world (Currently 29 and counting)
  • Arrive at an airport and take a random flight
  • Trek the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Stand on the equator
  • Fly into space
  • Trek to the Everest summit
  • Sail around Australia
  • Ride a motorcycle across Europe
  • Drive from New York to Los Angeles
  • Cross Africa North to South on a motorcycle

Experiences

  • Fly a fighter jet
  • Drive a tank
  • Become a sailboat captain
  • Skydive in Dubai
  • Book a dive to the Titanic
  • Bungee jump off a bridge
  • Do the bull run in Pamplona
  • Dive the great barrier reef
  • Take a cooking course
  • Attend a Japanese tea ceremony

Self-development

  • Attend one of Anthony Robbins’ events
  • Attend a 21-day Vipassana meditation course (Did 10-day Vipassana course -Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2015)
  • Be a vegetarian for a month
  • Don’t use the Internet for a month
  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Read 1000 books (Read 31 so far)
  • Don’t drink alcohol for a year (Did 60 days without alcohol – London, UK, 2014)
  • Keep a daily gratitude journal
  • Attend speed-reading training
  • Take advanced English training

Legacy

  • Get married to the love of my life
  • Speak at TED
  • Speak at a college commencement
  • Break a Guinness world record
  • Build a community of like-minded people
  • Buy a round-the-world air ticket and give it to my parents
  • Build my parents a dream home
  • Build a school for young entrepreneurs in Lithuania
  • Turn business into a franchise
  • Make history

Creative

  • Write an NYT bestselling book (Co-authored the Mobile Design Book with Paula Borowska (Budapest, Hungary 2014)
  • Design an award winning app
  • Direct and film a movie
  • Design a high-performance workout and diet plan
  • Compose and release a song
  • Start an international podcast (The Despreneur Podcast – planned for 2016)
  • Create a vlog
  • Grow my blog to 1 million monthly readers (Currently 3,000/month)
  • Interview 100 influential experts
  • Organise a conference for creative entrepreneurs

Entertainment

  • Attend Coldplay’s concert
  • Attend the FIFA world cup
  • Attend the Monaco Grand Prix
  • Attend the Olympic Games
  • Attend the Oscars
  • Attend World Domination Summit
  • Attend NBA finals game
  • Attend Burning Man
  • Attend carnival in Rio
  • Attend Oktoberfest in Germany

Physical

  • Learn to dance salsa
  • Run marathon (Half-marathon – Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014 & 2015)
  • Be blind for a day
  • Become a national champion in athletics
  • Compete in fitness competition
  • Complete the 100 push-up challenge (Did 71 maximum (London, UK, 2014)
  • Compete in a triathlon (Fast for 48 hours (Fasted for 24 hours (Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2016)
  • Practice martial arts for a year
  • Learn to snowboard

Philanthropy

  • Donate $1 million to charity
  • Change 1 million people lives for the better
  • Set up a non-profit
  • Build a school
  • Open up donation based gym
  • Volunteer for a month
  • Adopt 5 children
  • Rescue a dog
  • Start a leadership club
  • Organise annual charity fundraiser

For Fun

  • Get a tattoo
  • Dye my hair
  • Host a karaoke party
  • Buy everyone a drink in a bar
  • Buy 100 cakes and visit homeless kids
  • Teach a foreigner talk Lithuanian language for a month
  • Switch my life with someone for 24 hours
  • Dress up as a Santa Claus and give 100 gifts in the hospital
  • Wear only a tuxedo for a week
  • Wish someone happy birthday on the radio

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What’s on your list?

Have you ever sat down to just think about the things you want to do before you die? Your time here is limited, don’t waste a second of it. If you have your bucket list already, please share it and inspire people around you.

This article also appears on Tomaslau.com and is published here with the permission of the author

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