80 Goals That Provide Motivation For Me…My Life Goals

This is something I never thought I’d do.  I am a very private person and do not share a lot of things that are personal to me.  But here I am posting My Life Goals for the world to see!  Who woulda thunk it!?  Not me!

My hope for you in sharing my goals is that you will be inspired to dream bigger than ever, that you will be bold enough to pursue your goals, and if you have never set life goals after you finish reading this post you will sit down and start the process of writing your life goals.

If you want help in achieving your goals in 2017, don’t miss this course: 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. In it is the exact process my friend and mentor, Michael Hyatt, has used along with 15,000+ of his students, including me, to reach new goals each year. Today is the last day for registration this year. Go here to get access today.

As you read my goals you will get a deeper look at me and discover what drives me, what scares me, and what challenges me.  Hopefully this doesn’t scare you off!  Ha!  ;)What I have learned from reviewing my goals is many of

What I have learned from reviewing my goals is many of my goals are not possible for me to reach–as the person I am today.  The only way I will be able to reach these goals is to continue to grow and to continue to become better.

One of the best parts of writing my goals down and pursuing them is the person that I will become through this process.  I may reach all of my goals, or I may not.  By pursuing them I know I will get closer and closer to reaching my full potential and becoming everything God created me to be.  That is a tremendous benefit!

Here we go!

My Life Goals

Personal Goals

  1. Complete a mini-marathon
  2. Read the entire Bible
  3. Memorize the names and order of all the books in the Bible
  4. Share the Gospel & my testimony with someone that results in that person giving their life to Christ in that moment
  5. Workout 6 days per week at least 1 hour per day until I am physically unable
  6. Wake up by 5am everyday for the rest of my life
  7. Eat completely plant-based meal plans
  8. Live disease-free (as a result of working out regularly, eating healthy, and getting quality sleep)

 Marriage Goals

  1. Date Stephana weekly for the rest of our lives
  2. Take Stephana to an island
  3. Renew our vows in a tropical setting (dressed in all white)
  4. Celebrate 50+ years of marriage with Stephana
  5. Vacation w/Stephana annually on our anniversary for the rest of our lives
  6. Help Stephana discover her passion and greatest dream(s), then help her make it happen
  7. Surprise goal #1 for Stephana that I cannot publish. 🙂
  8. Surprise goal #2 for Stephana that I cannot publish. 🙂
  9. Surprise goal #3 for Stephana that I cannot publish. 🙂

Parenting Goals

  1. Visit Israel w/my family
  2. Take a bi-annual international family vacation for life (even after our kids are grown & have families of their own)
  3. Record (written, audio, or video) my salvation testimony to be left for my family and have each generation do the same
  4. Take my kids to the NBA All-Star weekend festivities and attend the game
  5. Watch my children and grandchildren grow into self-sufficient, Christian people who love God and others
  6. Spend one day per month, every month, with each one of our kids until they are grown and married
  7. Spring Break family vacation annually
  8. Disney vacation minimum every 5 years with kids and grandkids when we have them
  9. Attend an entire NBA Finals series w/my kids
  10. Celebrate Christmas in Disney before Jaicey is 15
  11. Have the funds to write a check for each of our kids secondary education
  12. Help our kids qualify for academic and/or athletic scholarships so we don’t have to pay for it out of pocket
  13. Complete “coming of age” ceremonies with our kids to signify their intro (age 13), their growing (age 16), their releasing (age 18), their induction (age 21) into adulthood
  14. Give Jaicey away in marriage to a Christian man, and pay for the entire wedding & reception
  15. Have a “1st dance” w/Jaicey at her wedding reception
  16. Take Jaicey to the French Open in Paris at Roland Garros
  17. Take Jaicey to Wimbledon in England at the All England Club
  18. Take Jaicey to the US Open in New York
  19. Take Jackson and Joshua to an entire MLB World Series
  20. Take Jackson and Joshua to the College World Series before they turn 13
  21. Take Jackson and Joshua to the Little League World Series before they turn 10
  22. See Jackson get married to a Christian woman
  23. See Joshua get married to a Christian woman

Family and Friend Goals

  1. Take my dad on a trip to MLB’s spring training in Florida and watch the entire spring training
  2. Buy homes for and support our parents financially
  3. Go to Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame w/Dad
  4. Take a family vacation w/my closest friends and their families every 2-3 years
  5. Find out my mom’s biggest dream and help make it happen

 Financial Goals

  1. Live debt free
  2. Purchase or build our Dream Home w/out debt
  3. Provide startup funds for our kids businesses, projects, and philanthropic endeavors
  4. Donate $1m or more at one time
  5. Annually earn more than $1m (net profit) from our businesses
  6. Leave an inheritance for my children & my children’s children
  7. Live on less than 20% of our income donating and investing the rest

Education (& Skills) Goals

  1. Read 1,000+ books
  2. Learn to fluently speak 3 additional languages
  3. Build my public speaking skills to earn Toastmasters CC & AC awards (or the equivalent)
  4. Learn better memorization skills
  5. Learn graphic design and web development

Career Goals

  1. Build a business that generates enough online income to exclusive support my family w/in 20 months
  2. Build a business that provides employment & income to support my family for multiple generations
  3. Own an NBA, MLB, and/or NFL Pro Team
  4. Develop a professional sports stadium (Jaicey came up with a unique idea for this)
  5. Write at least 5 books that remain relevant and valuable for generations and are read by millions
  6. Write at least 1 book that is listed #1 on the top 3 bestseller lists (3 top lists today are NY Times, Amazon, Barnes & Noble)
  7. Create a company, product, or service that will revolutionize something(s) commonly done or used today

Ministry Goals

  1. Develop my Spiritual gifts of giving, encouraging, and teaching so that I can be most effective in building up the Body of Christ
  2. Create an organization or a facility that glorifies God and provides a platform to win souls to Christ in the community/city I live in as well as my hometown (Richmond, IN)
  3. Start a foundation that provides support and resources for causes all over the world that serve people and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  4. Teach my children about the Gospel and lead them to accept Christ (2 for 3 so far)
  5. Love God and love people through my actions
  6. Provide living expenses for a family in need for at least an entire year
  7. Mentor a person(s) from salvation to the point where they are able witness to and mentor others as I did them

 Random Goals

  1. Sit front row/center court at an NBA game
  2. Watch an NBA game at Madison Square Garden, The Staples Center and The United Center
  3. Watch an NFL at “Dallas Stadium”
  4. Watch a MLB game at “Yankee Stadium”
  5. Visit the NBA, MLB, & NFL Hall of Fames
  6. Meet President Obama while he is President
  7. Visit the White House (inside)
  8. Do a business deal(s) with Magic Johnson
  9. Hit a half-court shot at halftime of some major televised basketball game for a prize
  10. Be the featured speaker at a major event or conference (scary to me!)

My goals may change over time, and as I progress and achieve goals I plan to come back to this post and update them.  So please encourage me, while I encourage you, to do all I can to reach them.

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If you want help in achieving your goals in 2017, don’t miss this course: 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. In it is the exact process my friend and mentor, Michael Hyatt, has used along with 15,000+ of his students, including me, to reach new goals each year. Today is the last day for registration this year. Go here to get access today.

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