Friday, 30 October 2009

My 100 goals

Here are my 100 goals. I intend to write more about some of these later but it is maybe worth saying that these are mostly personal. There are some work goals included but only a few. Also, you may notice that some of these are very similar or closely related. That is intentional in that I wanted each goal to be quite specific and acknowledge that it may be possible to achieve one goal but not another, even though the relationship is close.

Some of these goals I have had for almost my whole life, some of these I am actually making progress towards now. Anyway, enough waffle...

100 Goals
1 To write an enjoyable, bestselling novel
2 To change and influence people through my writing
3 To save enough to be able to retire
4 To see the Grand Canyon
5 To learn to fly
6 To visit Australia
7 To write and sell a screenplay
8 To climb the (lead climbing) overhang in Glasgow Climbing Center
9 To get Oracle iBots/Scheduler working in live environment
10 To enable all managers to use the Act As Proxy functionality
11 To become skilled and experienced as a Data Base Administrator
12 To be a Systems Analyst
13 To own an orchard
14 To visit Rome
15 To take my wife to Beijing and stay in a 5 star hotel
16 To be a millionaire
17 To drive a porsche
18 To be a dan rated Go player
19 To be a good father for my eldest daughter
20 To be a good example for my eldest daughter
21 To be a loving father
22 To be a good father for my son
23 To be a good father for my youngest daughter
24 To be a good example for my son
25 To be a good example for my youngest daughter
26 To be a loving and faithful husband to my wife
27 To learn Spanish and speak it
28 To play spanish guitar
29 To play lead guitar
30 To be able to play the saxaphone
31 To be and do all that God wants of me
32 To be able to speak German
33 To be able to speak Italian
34 To finish and complete my degree
35 To run in and finish a 10 Kilometre race
36 To have written 50,000 words for my novel by 31st December 2009
37 To write characters that people can identify with
38 To create emotional connections with readers
39 To finish the little DIY jobs in the kitchen
40 To decorate the bathroom
41 To install a shower downstairs and decorate room
42 To own a JoLoMo painting
43 To visit Skye, Lewis and Harris
44 To visit Iona and Mull
45 To get a Kyu grade in Judo
46 To take my son camping every year
47 To teach my son how to defend himself
48 To learn how to defend myself
49 To have earned £40,000 by the end of this year
50 To be able to swim 10 lengths of a normal sized pool
51 To be able to dive
52 To visit New Zealand
53 To build or buy somewhere to store our bikes
54 To double my lung capacity
55 To get the highest grade pass for the next Open University course I am taking
56 To implement Tony Buzan's techniques in Use your Head
57 To write my own Go client and Server
58 To do ten fun things with my family
59 To give £200,000 to charitable causes
60 To heal someone
61 To be able to support all my kids through university
62 To play Go in Japan
63 To play a gig in a rock band
64 To be the change I want to see happen
65 To read the classics
66 To be a confident and well received public speaker
67 To sell these goals! To the Times newspaper for £500
68 To have my neighbours round for a meal
69 To tidy the garden and grow vegetables in it in 2010
70 To finish reading the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and apply it
71 To finish reading Goals! And apply it
72 To speak at my old school
73 To master flying my remote control helicopter
74 Teach my son to be a better Go player than me
75 Successfully and Safely parachute jump (thinking I may leave this goal till last:)
76 Stand on a new planet
77 Win a fight
78 Be earning £100,000 a year within 5 years (Originally wrote to earn £40,000 in 2010 but realised this was not a goal)
79 Own 100 acres of land
80 Study and emulate my heroes
81 To direct a movie
82 To meet the monarch
83 To own the screenplay rights to successful novels
84 To earn a living as a writer
85 To pay off all my debts
86 To invent something useful or successful
87 To paint a painting that I would want to hang on my wall
88 To lead climb outdoors
89 To change laws for the better
90 To be a successful manager
91 To learn the salsa
92 To sail around Shetland
93 To visit the temples in Peru (Machu Pichu?)
94 To see the Northern Lights with my family
95 To solve/complete a rubix cube puzzle
96 To stand on top of Ben Nevis
97 To finish writing these goals! Tonight!
98 To weigh 10 stone – mostly muscle
99 To teach
100 To publish Fallen Warriors