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

by Hank Coleman

I was recently inspired by a website. I’m not sure whose Twitter follower Steven was, but I found his website Hundred Goals through Twitter @HundredGoals and have since been engrossed with his story and the site’s premise. Steven realized that there was no turning back the clock to recapture the years that he had lost due to drugs and alcohol addiction, trouble with the law, and no passion or direction in life.

While most of us, thankfully, do not have addiction issues, we do have issues with regret and a lack of reason for being in our lives. Many of us feel like we are just floundering along.

Then, I came across the same concept in Laura Vanderkam’s new 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.

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

Below is my list of 100 Goals or Dreams. It took me a while to record them all, 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? Leave a comment in the 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. Learn how to play the guitar
  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.

 

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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 is currently pursuing his Certified Financial Planner credentials. Email him directly at Hank[at]MoneyQandA.com.


Hank Coleman has written 535 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.


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