‘Don’t Want’ List

Much of my peace in life can be attributed to making decisions based on this list. By no means am I perfect (I still live with my mom for God’s sake), but I’ve spent the last few years focusing on how I can mold the life I want to live. The best place to start that is by defining exactly what you don’t want.

I don’t want:

• To look forward to the weekend

• To be on someone else’s schedule everyday

• To spend money on things just to make my life look more interesting

• To be tied down to a certain place (living or work)

• Friends who aren’t pursuing something

• To look back one day and ask why I didn’t go for the things I wanted

• A body that looks and feels weak and slow

• To save money for 40 years, have fun when I can, retire, and then enjoy my life