fpoe




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  1. 1. Set up productive habits to replace lazy habits
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  2. 2. have a successful business by the time I finish college
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  3. 3. get a job I like that pays well
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  4. 4. stop grinding my teeth
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  5. 5. do a vipassana meditation retreat
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  6. 6. travel the world
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  7. 7. work in a foreign country
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  8. 8. pass the DALF
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  9. 9. get a scholarship
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  10. 10. Get a PhD
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  11. 11. have better posture
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  12. 12. reach financial freedom
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  13. 13. consolidate and minimize my material possessions, as profitably as possible
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  14. 14. get published
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  15. 15. Read every page of the Norton Anthology of Poetry
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  16. 16. finish one book every week
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  17. 17. buy and read every title in "The New Lifetime Reading Plan" : Read dozens of major works of literature, poetry, and philosophy over the next forty years.
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  18. 18. publish a book of poetry by 2010
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  19. 19. Become an expert on something obscure
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  20. 20. make meditation and creative visualization daily practices
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  21. 21. question each expenditure of time and/or money, as often as possible, asking myself, "Does this choice make me closer to or more distant from who and what I want to be?"
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  22. 22. Live in a Buddhist temple for at least 6 months
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  23. 23. do yoga every day for a month
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  24. 24. develop my psychic abilities
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  25. 25. celebrate my accomplishments, including the most incremental
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  26. 26. improve my appearance
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  27. 27. love without sentimental attachment
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  28. 28. wool-gather mindfully
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  29. 29. experiment with polyphasic sleep
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  30. 30. become an expert at memorizing songs
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  31. 31. overcome my fear of performing
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  32. 32. Be a camp counselor
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  33. 33. traverse 6 continents by land
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  34. 34. learn to cook a meal from each country I live in
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  35. 35. visit all 50 states, all 7 continents, and at least 100 countries
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  36. 36. Pass the 2008 JLPT 3
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  37. 37. learn to walk without pain
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  38. 38. try "brain gym"
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learn to cook a meal from each country I live in
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and cook it well. Mastery is the idea here, not breadth, not doing it once and forgetting about it.

By “live in,” I mean for a month or more. I’m already 2 meals behind!

I don’t travel for culinary reasons, but I believe that skills (and friends) are the best souvenirs.



write a poem every day for a month
Fantastic experience

I actually did this for about 3 months. Some days I’d write more than one. It was a few years ago, and I’m not uite sure where any of those poems are anymore, but the ones I remember are mostly surreal, in a comic way.

This practice worked wonders both for my writing, and for my confidence in myself as a poet.



stop eating out
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It’s not like I do this much as it is. I’ve had some lazy weeks lately when I’ve put off going to the grocery store, with no good excuse what.so.ever.



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