So you've made it. You've accomplished your dreams. You have a lot more dreams to accomplish, though, based on that 100-goals exercise that we did at the beginning of this course. How does it feel? I remember how I felt when I paid off my last student loan. It was, what was it, actually? Like an eight-year journey to paying those off? I told my parents that I would go on a trip somewhere afterward to celebrate. But I never got to it because the coronavirus hit and I've been stuck inside ever since. In the midst of the lockdowns, the quarantine, the temperature checks, I asked myself one thing: What the hell is next? What's next for me?
Accomplishing your dreams is a wonderful thing. But what you realize is that afterward, there's sort of like a hole in your life. You don't really know where to go from there. For me, it was a problem that was short-lived. I got back to my five: hobbies, work, relationships, location, and living space. Where do I want to spend the next three years of my life? Whom do I want to spend it with? What hobbies do I want to pursue? What work do I want to be doing? And what do I want my house to look like?
Or my apartment? Nothing is more exciting than a blank page. It's nice to have goals. But after a while, goals can be a cage themselves because we keep coming back to them. We're comfortable with them. And we know that we're what we're shooting for. But when you have a blank page, it can be stress-inducing. I'll end this course with the same philosophy that I use to create this whole entire course in the first place.
I'm going to give you a little inspiration and I'm going to give you a little tactical advice. My advice: create one more Google document. Now call it "three-year plan," list down the next three years of your life on this Google document, and write down what you want to accomplish in each year for the next three. Here's what mine looks like. 2020: blue belt in jujitsu, start a media company. 2021: propose to my girlfriend, buy property in the Philippines, learn to paramotor.
2022: buy a house, learn to surf, buy an office in Manila, and possibly get married. After that, write "beyond." Where are you going beyond? For me? I would love to start a non-profit here in the Philippines. I'd love to help take stray dogs off the street. Now, you at least have a heading for the future. Accomplishing dreams is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it's great to accomplish something amazing. But on the other hand, it can make you feel hollow afterward. Here's my last piece of advice for you: Don't forget to cherish it. You worked hard for this. Revel in this moment and be happy. As I'm speaking to you now, I'm reading a script that I wrote on a day when someone came and visited us during a workday.
And I decided to stop working and enjoy my time with him instead. The best way to feel happy is to sometimes forget the timelines, forget the six-month plans, the daily journaling, and all the goals that you have, and to just sit and enjoy the life that you worked so hard for in the moment. Congratulations on getting so far. And thank you so much for taking a few hours of your life to learn some things from me. I'd love for you to send me an email, giving me any feedback that you have for me and the course and just to say, "Hello." My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Wow.
I don't know how to end this. This is so weird, huh? Just, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. In the Philippines, you would say, "maraming salamat," which means much thanks. Thank you for taking my course. Thank you for sticking with me. And if you're watching this, this ending here to my course, that means you were really, really paying attention the whole time. I really appreciate you for that. And you're probably in a very small minority of people who did. Best of luck in the future toward your dream life, toward accomplishing your dreams, and toward what you want the most in this world.
Goodbye. Thank you.