Start with the End — Your Ideal Life

Go to school, get a job, buy a house, save for retirement, get married, have kids, send them off to college, retire.

That sounds like a great life, but is that your great life? We’ve all been fed a cookie-cutter version of how we’re supposed to live our life. A checklist of items that we need to mark off in order, a checklist of the American Dream. We’ve all started down the path to varying extents — but how far are you willing to go?

Instead of writing the American Dream Checklist, there’s one question we should all try answering for ourselves.

What does my ideal life look like?

When that question is answered, we can then take our first steps towards our own American Dream.