5 Years From Now: What Will You Be Doing?

5 years ago I sat there with a friend of mine at 2am. As the we looked up at the night sky I told him…

I’m not living like this anymore. I know there’s more to life than this.

Struggling to make money, procrastinating, and all this other bullshit. I am done. And to be honest I’m not sure what the fuck to do.

I’ve been doing various things online for people. Tried a few hustles. I just feel like I’m spinning my wheels and being swallowed by life.

Day by day things don’t seem to be improving much.

Even if it takes me 5-7 years I’m gonna figure out how life works, get my mind right, and achieve my freedom.

Well you’re reading this article from me 5 years later.

I’m in the beautiful country of Qatar. I’ve been here for almost a month and now I am figuring out where I will stay next.

  • Tbilisi, Georgia again?
  • Armenia?
  • Ukraine?
  • Istanbul?
  • Bali?

At this point I open Google Maps and pick a random country.

And with a few clicks of a button I will transfer money from my bank account to an airline. Then appear in another country within a few hours.

I’ll stay for as long as I want and then be onto my next country.

Now I’m only just beginning in this new reality.

I’ve been living it for 7-months as of now.

But this is the only way to live.

Doing what you want, whenever you want, and genuinely feeling happy with your day.

Where the “stress” of the day is:

  • Should I order steak or just go to a restaurant
  • The internet is slow, dang I have to go to a cafe
  • This Uber is taking ages

My life isn’t perfect, but I’m living the good life.

All it took was me deciding SOMETHING HAD to change.

5 years from now….

What will you be doing?

Will you be stuck in the same rut, worrying about the same things?

Or will you have taken action and made your life truly yours?

Let me know in the comment section.

Your friend,

Dylan Madden

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About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

4 comments add your comment

  1. 5 years from now I’ll be chilling in my nice lake home in Florida, making $50 an hour as a Computer Programmer from home in my underwear. I make $50 an hour right now too except I have to wear clothes. Haha! And when I get back home your invited to stay in my guest cottage on the property and chill for a weekend at the lake if you want let me know. My people throw a mean BBQ. Stay real

  2. In 5 years I will be fully financially independent, debt free, and have my first kid with my wife. Also I will own a home in the UK.

    Keep inspiring Dylan. Glad you are writing on the site again.

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