Back in April, I had the pleasure of attending TEDx Seattle, a great conference that included artists, researchers and scientists sharing stories about how technology and culture intersect. (If you don't already, you should subscribe to the TED podcast.)
One of my favorite speakers from the event was Ben Huh, owner of the IcanHasCheezburger Network, and associated with everything #lol, #cat and #fail. Ben shared a touching story in his presentation "19 Thinks that I Owe Myself to Accomplish". Filled with emotion, Ben talked about his first failed business and he came to build his current blog empire--all the while accomplishing life goals.
Ben had a total of 19 goals on his list. Some he had accomplished (learn to ride a motorcycle) and some he had yet to (give away a million dollars). The goals were grouped under categories: Have Fun, Help Yourself, and Help the World.
Ben's speech was so inspirational, I decided to make my own list of goals, complete with groupings.
So without further adieu, here is what I came up with.
In no particular order, this is what I want to achieve in my life.
Find My Limit
- Learn how to kickbox
- Ride a motorcycle to Alaska
- Run 100 miles without stopping
- Travel around the world
- Win an athletic competition
- Earn an award
Build a Base
- Become an expert at something
- Find the perfect woman
- Sell a company for a profit
- Raise a child
- Own a house
- Teach at a college
- Become a blogger
- Write a book
- Teach my child how to ride a bike
- Become a public speaker
- Pay for my child's college education
So, that's what I have at the moment. There will probably be a few drafts of this.