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“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” — Leonardo da VinciClick To Tweet

You can achieve your wildest dreams in the next 6–12 months.

You simply need to start living to die instead of dying to live. This is what Robin Sharma calls having a “death-bed” mentality. It means you never take another day for granted again. It means you bring extreme and powerful enthusiasm to everything you do.

Enthusiasm is contagious. It generates energy and life. When you awaken inside and bring enthusiasm to what you’re doing, your mind becomes a fertile breeding ground for creative ideas and insights. Your doubts and fears begin to fade away. Productivity becomes automatic and consistent.

The shocking part about life is how much it can bend itself to fit your mind, feelings, and imagination.

Writing your obituary today provides an opportunity to envision your ideal life. It is extremely powerful to write your obituary from the vantage point of you already being dead.

What would you like that obituary to say?

Be very imaginative. The more imaginative, visual, and emotionally-stimulating this written-process, the more engrained it will be into your memory. And your memory in large part shapes your identity and future.

A smart question when considering your own obituary comes from billionaire, Peter Theil, who asked, “How can you achieve your 10 year plan in the next 6 months?”

Why does this question matter?

Because it cuts through the noise and gets you to focus on the actionable steps you can take to achieve your goals.

What will your obituary say?

Write it down and then put it on your wall. This is how you create a transformational trigger that immediately causes a deep sense of remembering. In your day-to-day life, it’s easy to fall back into routines. It’s easy to forget what you really want and more importantly, why you want it.

But if you have a transformational trigger that immediately reminds you of the future you, then it can instantly transform you into that role and identity in the here and now. Not only will your emotionally-charged trigger remind you, but it will also transform and reshape you.

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What will your obituary say?

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About Ed

Ed Escoto is a dad to two cool kids! Other than his kids, his passions revolve around creating things and adding life to his years.

He is an Analyst, writer, self-proclaimed minimalist, and the author of seven books in multiple genres. Several of his books became Amazon #1 Best Sellers and #1 New Releases. His most recent book was My First Spanish Numbers Colors Shapes – the fifth book in his children’s book series [DH Books].

Divorced Before 30 was his debut into writing. He shares his story about overcoming the challenges of divorce, moving forward, and becoming a better version of himself. He shares everything: the ups, the downs, and every OH SHIT moment in between.

His life was planned out and then life happened! Married and divorced before his 30th birthday, started several businesses, but most failed, and a career that once focused entirely on numbers is now a combination of numbers, words, and art.