Taking my mother to Hawaii will always be one of my favorite memories with her. It was something that she had always wanted to do and I was glad to be able to help her cross it off her list of things that she always wanted to do. But at twenty-eight years old, I thought about the fact that it’s been a while since I’ve sat down and really created a list of things that I want to do. One of the real reasons for my doing this is that it’s important to know yourself and to set goals based on that knowledge. Call it what you will, but a bucket list is really about goal setting so before I head into some of my goals, there’s a few fundamentals to remember. First thing is that goals should be attainable. Second is that you need to put some type of a timeframe for achieving these goals whether it’s the end of your life, or in five years. Lastly goals should be specific. So if you have never written down any goals in your life…it is a must. One of the only ways to make it through life is to have and continue to set goals for yourself. I cannot emphasize how crucial it is for you just to sit down and set some goals for yourself. So I’ll go ahead and publish my list of goals for you to see: FIVE YEARS: Pay off my Graduate degree Settle into my final career Attend an opera at the Sydney Opera House Go to a live taping of the Price is Right
Drive the entire Route 66 Loose 50 pounds TEN YEARS: Write a book Visit London Purchase a house
Go on a cruise Become a reverse tither Take dancing lessons Read 150 books LIFETIME: See the Great Pyramids Spend two weeks in Italy Visit St. Petersburg and Moscow Take an African Safari Visit all Seven continents (South Africa, Australia, and Antarctica needed) Make a million dollars Give a million dollars away Attend either the winter or the summer Olympics Buy back my first car, a 1970’s Ford Torino Eat Sushi in Tokyo Change the lives of 50 random people (un-measurable but I’ll dream) Pickup woodworking again
At first I thought that these were all pretty simple, and while I’m a simple man, I began to wonder if I was too selfish and narcissistic. But that’s okay these are all things that I want to do, so it is kind of about me! In any case, have you recently set some goals for yourself? If so, what are your short, mid, and long term goals? I’m curious to know!