Here’s a whole bunch of things to add to your to-do list. Whether it’s jumping out of a moving airplane or writing hand-written letters to those who’ve made a major impact on your life, most gents will hopefully get inspired by a few of these…
— Start a business at some point, even if it’s just a side gig.
— Learn to fly an airplane.
— Coach a youth sport.
— Own your dream car, pay cash. Debt and payments make something seriously less fun.
— Buy a plane ticket on the same day it takes off. Go somewhere spontaneous.
— Buy a nice watch, pass it down to your son when he turns 18.
— Go to the Super Bowl once.
— Go to the World Series once.
— Go to the World Cup once.
— Learn a martial art.
— Visit every continent, Antarctica optional.
— Get a suit custom made for you.
— Join the mile high club.
— Write hand-written notes to those who’ve impacted your life in serious ways.
— Improve your diet and fitness, get a 6 pack. Keep it for at least a few months.
— Learn to play an instrument decently well.
— Learn the ins-and-outs of wine, actually know what you’re talking about.
— Play golf at a legendary course.
— Build a treehouse for your kids.
— Attend the Olympic games.
— Take a bartending class, making a good drink is more impressive than you think.
— Learn how to ride a motorcycle.
— Have one hobby that you’re known for.
— Attend a Cirque du Soleil Show.
— Get a straight razor shave.
— Go sky diving.
— Go bungee jumping.
— Go skinny dipping.
— Solve a Rubik’s Cube.
— Start collecting something that fascinates you. Coins, antiquates, old baseball cards, art, etc.
— Visit every stadium in the league of your favorite sport. NFL, MLB, etc.
— Race a car on a track.
— Attend the Monaco Grand Prix.
— Own a boat, entertain with it often.
— Be a mentor to someone.
— Get ridiculously good at chess.
— Learn to cook something incredible, make it your “specialty dish.”
— Write a hand-written love letter to your significant other.
— Donate anonymously.
— Come up with an idea for an iPhone app and actually make it.
— See a blockbuster movie release at a midnight showing on opening day.
— Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Germany.
— Quit a job you hate and do something you love.
— Go to a gun range.
— Live in a major city for at least a few years.
— Fly in a private jet without Instagram-ing it.
— Run a marathon.
— Go scuba diving in dangerous waters.
— Own a tuxedo that fits you perfectly and make sure you never grow out of it.
— Throw a wild party with at least 500 guests.
— Vacation in a place without internet for at least a week.
— Leave an obnoxiously nice tip when a server or bartender really impresses you.
— Travel around the world and see all the major landmarks in person.
Lead photo via GQ.