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100 Life Goals

Updated on February 2, 2013

100 Goals To Live The Life I Imagine

One of my favorite sayings has always been, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." by Thoreau. I think the 'carpe diem' attitude is what appeals to me most.

Then about a month ago I can across a blog outlining 100 goals that the author wanted to achieve. Some were lofty goals - like go whitewater rafting in the Grand Rapids - while others were just for fun - like own an Armani suit.

This blog really got me to thinking about all the big and little things I would like to do. Ever since the movie "The Bucket List" many people have been writing a bucket list of their own but I prefer to think of my 100 goals as just a place to get started. Hopefully I will have many many years in which to accomplish many "100 goals".

I hope this lens will get you thinking about the goals you would like to accomplish and how to go about them. And if you have some of the same goals as I do, maybe I can encourage you to complete them while I do!

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100 Goals Of Mine

The First 25

These are the first 25 goals I wrote down when I was working on my goal list. They are in no particular order and I know I won't be working on them in the order that I wrote them.

1. Pay off all credit card debt. - Isn't this on almost everyones list?

2. Own my own house outright with no mortgages.

3 Earn my associate's degree. - I have decided to major in Sociology

4. Earn my bachlor's degree. - Only stands to reason, right?

5. Earn my master's degree.

6. Milk a cow. - Don't laugh, it's something I've always wanted to do. I've seen kids do it with no problem and adults not be able to do it no matter what. I'm intrigued at what kind of skill is involved.

7. Become a foster parent. - a long time dream of mine

8. Invest in my own rental property.

9. Learn to speak Spanish.

10. Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese.

11 Travel to Australia. - This is a dream my fifteen year old son and I share so I'm hoping someday we can do this together.

12. Learn to Bellydance.

13. Start a non-profit organization. - I'm not sure exactly what I want to do but I know it will be geared to help children and women

14. Serve as a fully certified Girl Scout Leader. - Only a couple more classes to go and then I can recruit a troop. Should be done by October, 2010.

15. Write a completed novel.

16. Write a completed non-fiction book. - Curious to see which I do better.

17. Own and run a successful business. - Been working on this for a while. I really need to define on paper what "successful" means.

18. Travel to Disneyworld.

19 Travel to Orlando Universal Studios.

20. Visit all 50 states. - I've already been to (not through) nine so only 41 to go!

21. Tour the White House.

22. Take an art class.

23. Learn about the major world religions.

24. Learn how to make common household repairs.

25. Remodel my home.

I just want to make the point that I am breaking this into four separate lists of 25 each because I think it would be tedious to read through one long list of 100.

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The Second Set of 25

Here's The Next Set...

26. Earn money as an event planner. - Make money planning parties? Sounds great to me.

27. Travel to England. - I have a dual reason for this. Not only would I like to see England but my husband also has family there.

28. Tour Europe's landmarks.

29. Go rock climbing

30. Learn how to sew.

31. Make a homemade quilt.

32. Harvest honey from beekeeping

33. Go on a "Great American Tour". - By this I mean tour the 48 mainland states while visiting as many historical sites as possible. All in one grand trip. This will probably have to wait until the last child is grown up and out of the house.

34. Weigh a healthy weight. - Currently I am obese, being more than 100 pounds overweight. I chose this goal instead of a specific number because I've been overweight for so long I'm not sure what a healthy weight would be for me anymore. And I don't buy into those "average healthy weight" charts you see everywhere.

35. Start PTA groups in urban school systems that currently don't have them.

36. Learn jewelrymaking.

37. Grow a productive garden.

38. Learn furniture making.

39. Learn furniture refinishing.

40. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

41. Bike through New England.

42. Tap a tree for syrup.

43. Go camping in the wild.

44. Hike to the top of a mountain. - doesn't really matter to me which mountain.

45. Learn to play tennis.

46. Learn kickboxing. - Who doesn't want to learn how to kick box?

47. See Les Miserable on Broadway.

48. Join (or create) a local theater group.

49. Perform in a Shakespearean play.

50. Travel to the Galapagos Islands. - Another trip I hope to take with my son.

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Third Set of 25

And the list goes on...

51.Go back to college. - At first I thought this was redundant with earn degree but when I thought about they are different goals with different obstacles and struggles.

52. Learn digital photography.

53 Attend a presidential inaguration.

54. Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

55. Walk onto the glass platform at the Grand Canyon. - To explain, I am horribly afraid of heights.

56. Donate Blood.

57. Own 5 acres of land.

58. Start a community garden.

59. Learn how to cook liver and onions. - O.K. that one's strange but I have always loved liver and onions that my mother would make for me. Every time I try to make them, the liver comes out rubbery. It's about time I figure out how to do it right.

60. Take up archery.

61. Own my own laying chickens.

62. Take singing lessons. - my poor future coach.

63. Cook an authentic Mexican meal..

64. Cook an authentic French meal.

65. Cook an authentic Japanese meal.

66. Cook an authentic Indian meal.

67. Make my own wine.

68. Make my own beer.

69. Write a song.

70. Write a poem about my life.

71. Participate in a bike marathon.

72. Complete a triathlon,

73. Celebrate Rosh Hashanah. - I'm very interested in other cultures and I think learning about and participating in this ceremony would be fascinating. I don't mean any disrespect to anyone.

74. Celebrate Yom Kippur.

75. Celebrate Passover.

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The Final 25

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76. Celebrate Hanukkah. - Again I am interested in learning about other cultures and experiencing new things. I mean no disrespect to anyone.

77. Celebrate Kwanza.

78. Give a speech in front of more than 100 people.

79. Drive to Boston and back. - To explain, I'm afraid of driving on the highway and in big cities.

80. Visit Old Sturbridge Villiage. - A historic museum in Massachusettes that recreates the daily life of people in the early 1800s.

81. Spend a weekend in the Poconos. - A romantic mountain resort.

82. Build a box kite.

83. Run a homemade gift site online.

84. Go horseback riding again. - I went a couple of times as a kid and would like to go again when I'm no longer afraid of hurting the horse.

85. Host a Karaoke party.

86. Raise funds for the Impossible Dream. - The Impossible Dream is a playground in Warwick specially designed and built for disabled children.

87. Learn to ride a motorcycle.

88. Learn to knit. - Hopefully not while riding the motorcycle...Laugh

89. Ride in a gondola in Venice.

90. Visit the Great Wall of China.

91. Own a complete collection of Stephen King works.

92. Own my own dream dollhouse.

93. Make my own sausage and pasta from scratch.

94. Learn to drive my own boat. - This means not just learning to drive a boat but actually owning my own boat.

95. Visit the seven wonders of the world.

96. Visit the seven modern wonders of the world.

97. Dance au natural.

98. Have my tarot cards read by a professional fortune teller.

99. Learn to tap dance.

100. Read the entire Bible.

Well that's it. My first 100 goals. Some I can get started on right away, some will take a little while to save money or get fit, others will take a long time to get around to. I'll keep you up to date on my progress.

What Goals Are You Working On? - or what do you think of mine?

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      Marie 2 years ago

      Jen,

      I'd love to hear how you are doing on your goals. I'm writing my 150 goals right now, and you've inspired me for several. Thank you!

      Send me a personal email, selos mini (at) gmail, I'd enjoy knowing your progress, and encouraging you on reaching some of your goals.

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      david 2 years ago

      wanna go out ???????? u incourgaed me

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      david 2 years ago

      cool :0

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Great goals. Lots of fun. I see that a lot of your goals have to do with travel. good for you! That is the best kind of education in my mind. If I had a glass of wine I would give you a proper cheer!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      read bible !! the last thing u wanna do :p

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No Ramadan? Eid?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome range of goals. It's also great to set a time limit to add some urgency. I like the '101 Things in 1001 Days' challenge at dayzeroproject.com.

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      sammi2018 4 years ago

      thank you

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you very much! You're doing the right thing!

      You helped me as well. Please have a beautiful life.

      Thx

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm only eleven and my dads a priest. Work hard you will get to 100 I'm sure. Because I already read kids bible over 20 times and the actual bible once. I'm on Job 24 on my second read. I started from the start on January 1

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great cross section of life covered in your goals. Love to see the person it takes you to become to achieve this list. Working on a list of my own and borrowed a few with your inspiration. Hope you get to Australia, I am biased, but it truly is a beautiful country. Good luck with your list and with living a fulfilled life!!

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      LauraCarExpert 4 years ago

      Getting a million dollar in my bank!

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      mstcourtjester 4 years ago

      Awesome list and awesome idea!

      Good luck :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: ..... actually they're not...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      First 100 things that came to mind real genius

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great. I loved reading this list.....all 100. Made me think about the things I have done and still want to do. Thanks for sharing yours.

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      srg 4 years ago

      Nice lens! Fresh ideas for working on life goals.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice list of goals.Needed some ideas...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: No they are not. Do a google. Word here is Modern.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      you really only have 99 because 95 & 96 are the sameee.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I hate your goal times 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good luck times 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Great list of goals. I have a lens that will help you get on that #100 goal. I'll drop by and post the link on your profile. I just created it today for the New Year. I wish you the best.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I enjoyed your list of goals. I found some on your list that I have done already. good luck with them and enjoy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: some of the books of the Bible are hard to get through but reading a little every day will help with that. As for it being boring, I guess that depends on why you are reading it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I recommend learning about gospel of Jesus Christ as one of your goals. This is the most important part of anyone's life.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really admire your passion for life. I'm doing a bucket list of my own and i was inspired by some of your goals, and i kinda stole some ideas from you (if that's ok!) hope you achieve your 100 goals and have a great healthy life :D

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Since losing over 80 lbs. myself I've been making big changes to my life. I've been working on my personal training certification and want to add online clients. How would you like to help me with my goals and I can help you with yours? This would be an informal arrangement between goal-setting friends. I hope you consider this a serious offer.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      #97, please don't

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I am agree with you Model, you will find the truth! Satan make the people ignorance about Bible & make you feel lazy to read. You must rebuke whatever the circumstances when you reading a bible, in the name of GOD so that you will easy to understand what you read. GOD will guide you, amen...........

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Just keep trying, the truth is hidden in the verses and chapter that you have not read. Even those that you have already, read it over again and again you would certainly rediscover a new thing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too lol

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too lol

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You got that right! GO GODS LOVE!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      that's a great list! best of luck with #34

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      reading a bible is hard, only got to half the page then got boring.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm interested to find how you're getting on? Good Luck!

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      Steve Martaindale 5 years ago

      What a diverse and exhaustive set of goals. Hope you're doing well on your list. I put together my own bucket list recently at http://www.squidoo.com/steves-bucket-list. It's not as long but has me running around the world ... I hope.

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      ZigZagPrinciple 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading about all of your goals! It's a BIG list, but well thought out! I am currently working on a big goal of mine which is to become a New York Times Best Seller author! I'm getting ready to publish my 2nd book Zig Zag Principle and have my fingers crossed!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love goal 100!!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just had to come up with 100 goals for a colege class that im taking and i thought it was nuts, but looking at yours, was pretty simaliar to mine. i raked my brain for 2 weeks trying to find my goals, and ur right they don't have to happen overnight, good luck accomplishing these. I Myself would like to fly in a plane, im terribly afride of heights and knowing i have no control of what im riding in.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nr. 20 and 34 are kind of the same, 95 and 96 same.Also goal Nr. 91 and 100 just seems like a waste of time. =)

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      outsource123 6 years ago

      Learn to drive my own boat. - This means not just learning to drive a boat but actually owning my own boat. would be my biggest goal!!

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      scar4 6 years ago

      Own my own house outright with no mortgages is the biggest and most important goal for me.

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      Yadvinder_Singh 6 years ago

      good goals. Having goals is the difference between merely living a life and designing a life. They get the best out of us.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      you need to get a life babes!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wow your goals are amazing!!! You're helping me make my own goals, Thanx!!!!!! 8-D xxx

      Now I can ask that dude out, I've been wantin to ask out like forever!!!!!!!!!;<) xxxxxxxxxxxx

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love your goals you are helping me to set my own Thank You

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      Lotusland 7 years ago

      Good luck with your goals. I love the "milk a cow" goal.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Sound Like some nice goals. Thanks for making the list. It gave me some inspiration.