How to Write Your Own Obituary

If you're looking for a way to motivate and jump start your life, write your own obituary. By writing your own obituary it forces you to take a long, hard look at your life and where you are compared to where you want to be. It's not as morbid as it sounds and can be a life altering experience.


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      Start off with your name and a completely bizarre way of dying. The stranger the better so writing your own obituary won't feel so morbid.

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      Set a death date that's 20 to 50 years into the future depending on your age. Be optimistic.

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      Write a list of your accomplishments and of those accomplishments what you most want people to remember about you as you write your own obituary.

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      Make a list of the things you would like to accomplish in the next 20 to 50 years and write them down. Keep realistic long term goals in mind. If there isn't a chance you will become an astronaut or sleep with Kate Moss, don't list those things when you write the list.

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      Take stock of the person you are and the type of person you want to be. One of the best things when you write your own obituary is that it offers you the opportunity to be brutally honest about the person you are verses who you want to be.

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      List the people you will be leaving behind, and be optimistic. If you have family this part will be easy, but if you don't have a significant other or children this gives you the opportunity to think about that part of your life and write in the type of family your would like to have in your obituary.

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      Assess everything you've written down and put it together in a witty, endearing and thoughtful prose. Put it away and check it every 6 months or so to see where you are in leading the life you said you did.

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