My One Hundred Goals To Do In My Lifetime Before I Die

by Hank Coleman

My One Hundred Goals To Do In My Lifetime Before I DieI was recently inspired to create my own Bucket List. I realized that there was no turning back the clock to recapture the years that are had lost.

We all have issues with regret and a lack of reason for being in our lives. Many of us feel like we are just floundering along.

I came across the same concept in Laura Vanderkam’s book, “168 hours – You Have More Time Than You Think“. In her book, Vanderkam talks about Caroline Ceniza-Levine a career counselor to youth specializing in helping them realize what they want to be when they grow up. Vanderkam tells how Ceniza-Levine often requires her clients to complete a list of 100 dreams.

Write Down Your 100 Goals

Writing down a list of 100 goals that you would like to do or accomplish in your lifetime is surprisingly hard but well worth the effort.

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The exercise helps you find out what you love to do, helps you find out more about yourself, helps you find your passion, helps you narrow down your passions to help you find out what you want to be when you “grow up”, and can really give you drive in your life.

168 Hours BookSee the complete list of my 100 Goals

Below is my part of my list of 100 Goals (or Dreams) to accomplish before I die. It took me a while to sit and think about them and to write them all down, but it was an awesome exercise!

I challenge you all to write out your own list of 100 Goals. The lined through goals are the ones that have already been completed. Did I miss any that you really want to accomplish? Are there any really awesome ones that I’m missing and should add? Be sure to leave a comment in the comment section below…

  1. Zero credit card debt
  2. $10,000 emergency fund
  3. Bungee jump
  4. Jump out of an airplane
  5. Open several small businesses
  6. Earn my doctorate
  7. Teach a college course
  8. Drive the entire length of Route 66
  9. Build a homeless shelter
  10. Build my own driving range
  11. Become fluent in Spanish
  12. Visit every continent in the world
  13. Open my own bar
  14. Take acoustic guitar lessons
  15. Tour the Bureau of Printing and Engraving (The U.S. Mint)
  16. Buy 10 acres of land
  17. Visit all 50 states in America
  18. See the ball drop in person on New Year’s Eve
  19. Take a tour of one of the Federal Reserves
  20. Run with the bulls in Spain

See the complete list of my 100 Goals.


100 Goals In Your Lifetime

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About Hank Coleman

Hank Coleman is the founder of Money Q&A, an Iraq combat veteran, a Dr. Pepper addict, and a self-proclaimed investing junkie. He has written extensively for many nationally known financial websites and publications. Hank holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning. Email him directly at Hank[at]

Hank Coleman has written 581 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

No matter how you found me, I’m glad you did and I’m really happy that my blog has inspired you. I hadn’t heard of the book you mention, I might have to check that out. I’m not really one to read motivational, “self-help” type books (I usually stick to the “fun” stuff like politics and environmental issues) so it might be interesting.

Thanks for sharing what my blog is all about with your readers and I hope to see you around the site!



Steven’s website is fantastic! He writes such wonderful, knowledgeable and inspiring articles. You and I have quite a few of the same items our our lists. Good luck with achieving your goals!


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