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Better Man

Brett and Kate McKay

Brett and Kate McKay ting in a nursing home at age 90 and looking back over your life. What is that old man wishing he had done? If you’re having trouble coming up with items for your list, it might help to create categories such as these: • Travel • Relationships • Career • Financial • Entertainment • Education • Health After you come up with the categories, think of something for each that you would like to accomplish. For example: • Travel: Visit Greece • Relationships: Propose marriage to my girlfriend on top of a mountain • Career: Find a job where I can work at home • Financial: Become a millionaire by age 35 • Entertainment: See Jimmy Eat World in concert • Education: Take a course in basic carpentry skills • Health: Lose 20 pounds Pick One Item on Your Bucket List and Do Something to Set It in Motion Now that you’ve created your bucket list, look it over and pick one goal as the one you next plan to accomplish. Pick the one that you can most reasonably complete this year. Then, come up with a plan on how you’re going to accomplish this goal. Think through and make a list of everything you would need to do to make it happen. 75

30 Days to a better man Then pick one task from the list and do it in the next 24 hours. For example, if your goal was to visit Greece this summer, you would make a plan like this: • Request time off from work • Buy travel book about Greece • Get passport • Figure out a way to make more money to pay for the trip • Start researching prices of airline tickets You might choose “buy travel book about Greece” as your first task, and head down to the bookstore to pick one up. The important thing is to do at least one single task that will move you closer to your goal. Remember, a little bit of adventure is in the reach of every man. It doesn’t have to mean spending all your money or giving up your responsibilities. You can live like a happily ordinary guy 362 days a year, but just leave 3 days for doing something extraordinary, something that reminds you that you’re alive. My Bucket List 1. ________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________ 4. ________________________________________________________ 5. ________________________________________________________ 6. ________________________________________________________ 76