If Richard Branson is giving out advice, it’s definitely worth listening to. But even more valuable than tips from the billionaire to his fellow citizens, is the advice Branson gives to himself.

In a recent blog post, Branson wrote about an old diary entry from 1972 that his friend Kenny Kemp had found. This was the year before Virgin Records was launched and in it, Branson writes a list of what he hopes to achieve. It says:

1. Learn to fly
2. Look after me, you, boat
3. Entertain everybody with me
4. Invite nice people back
5. Start getting the small house together at [record studio] The Manor
6. Start buying odds and sods for The Manor
7. Work with me on projects/sort me out
8. More shops to be found

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Here’s a tweet from Branson, showing the diary entry:

He advises in the blog post that we should all writes lists:

“I’ve often written about my love of writing lists – and this one shows I’ve been at it since the very beginning. Lists not only provide great structure for getting things done, but they also help us to set goals and achieve our dreams.”

Where’s that Post-It note?