Purposeful Life List

How many people do you know that can actually view the progress of their life, and identify where they set goals and accomplished them? Not many. Many of us follow the ways set before us without a thought back to whether it was really what we wanted or not. I, FINALLY, sat back one afternoon to take inventory of what I've done and what I want to do.  Within a few minutes of contemplation it was clear that I was hooked into a set of tracks taking me where I am and not where I wanted to be.  At a young age I tried to live with a mindset that I was "Fearless".  Not fearless in that I'd do anything stupid just to do it, though there were a few instances of that.  I didn't want to live a life where I just played it safe. I didn't want to let fear of some particular end result drive my direction in life.  As I aged and responsibilities grew I fell more into that safe zone.  Now I sit in a car 4 hours out of a day to get to a desk that I spend 9-10 hours behind. Day in and day out.

With these thoughts in mind I came up with an idea, that has always existed and others have done, but for whatever reason I never saw the positive to it until right this very second.  I'm compiling a list of life goals that I'm calling the Purposeful Life List.  This list will contain goals I have set to complete in my lifetime.  They throw disregard to costs, logistics, etc. and centralize on the things that I want.  Things that when when my bell comes a tolling I can truly say "I've lived the life I wanted".  If you’re interested in creating your own life goals and need some help, feel free to contact me or see my post here.

Body Goals

  • Run a 5K event - Done 11/28/2013
  • Run a 10k Event - Done 5/31/2013
  • Run a Half-Marathon - Done 11/15/2014
  • Run a Marathon
  • Do a handstand for 60 seconds
  • Do 10 handstand Push-ups
  • Bungee Jump
  • Skydive
  • Compete in a mountain bike race
  • Complete a triathlon
  • Complete 10 obstacle races - Completed 4
  • Complete the trek to Mordor in one year (Walk/Run 1779 Miles)

Mind Goals

  • Be in a movie's credits
  • Publish a book
  • Learn to speak Japanese
  • Become a Photographer
  • Develop and iOS app
  • Develop a game
  • Develop an online community
  • Create a successful podcast
  • Write a book
  • Learn Japanese Calligraphy
  • Learn to snowboard
  • Read 1000 books
  • Learn to properly shoot a sniper rifle

Business Goals

  • Earn $1,000,000
  • Start my own business
  • Assist 100 entrepreneurs get their business started
  • Save a years worth of living expenses

Family Goals

  • Become a Husband - Done 9/3/2000
  • Become a Father - Done X2  11/13/2004 & 03/04/2008
  • See my son and daughter graduate high school
  • See my son and daughter graduate college
  • See my son and daughter get married
  • Celebrate 25 years of marriage
  • Celebrate 50 years of marriage
  • Travel with my wife on a second honeymoon

Experience Goals

  • Swim in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico - Almost Done
  • Go whitewater rafting in Colorado
  • Drive cross-country
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia
  • Visit London
  • Visit Norway
  • Visit New Zealand
  • Visit Antarctica
  • Spend a night in a castle in Europe
  • Go on an African Safari
  • Visit 7 continents - North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica - 2 of 7 Done
  • Set foot in all 50 states -  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, ConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, KentuckyLouisiana, Maine, MarylandMassachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, NebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, PennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth Carolina, South Dakota, TennesseeTexas, Utah, VermontVirginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming - 28 Done
  • Climb Mt McKinley
  • Be part of a Red Bull Flugtag team
  • See a soccer game in England
  • Meet Jeff Gordon
  • Run a lap in a stock car
  • Travel to Japan
  • Be a guest on a talk show
  • Own a Tesla
  • Own a CanAm Spyder
  • Attend the Indianapolis 500
  • Attend the Daytona 500