I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady. I wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've never been much a chef, but this is a recipe I think I can handle. So, let's begin!
HOW TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL ME+5YRS
Things To Do:
Continue to learn new things
Laugh at life often
Make decisions based upon your values
Try to be better than the year before
Keep reading words that inspire
Things To NOT Do:
Blame others for your situations or circumstances
Be negligent of personal finances
Ignore the relationships that matter most
Forget what's important to you.
In response to...
Think about the type of person you’d NEVER want to be 5 years from now. Write out your own personal recipe to prevent this from happening and commit to following it. “Thought is the seed of action.”