Can you reflect back on your life in last 10-20 years and figure out the investments that you have made in assets, specifically fixed assets, e.g., property, automobile, latest electronic gadgets, etc? If your answer is yes, then take a piece of paper and write down the names of these assets along with their monetary value. I’m sure some of these assets must have appreciated their value over a period of last few years like real estate, if you opted to invest in. What is the current value of your investments and what is the ROI (return on investment) on this? You don’t need to mention this in comments, but just do your honest math.
Now, keep aside this mathematics and let me know the greatest milestone you would like to achieve in your life. It could be anything ranging from a prestigious degree or certification to a very well established job or a business or getting your family settled with all facilities of life and beyond. Just figure out the greatest achievement and write that on a piece of paper.
Let’s now come to the third thing I want you to ponder and answer. Suppose if you’re told now that the next 24 hours are the last 24 hours of your life. Exactly after 24 hours, your final flight will depart – your visa was given the day you arrived into this world and your boarding pass has been issued, so you are good to go. How will you spend the last 24 hours of your life? Can you make your hourly schedule for it? Please, write on a piece of paper your detailed schedule.
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