Here’s an interesting question for you…what are the best, most exclusive, and over-the-top goals that you would like to achieve in your life?
I know the things I’d like to accomplish with my life. But Wendy got me thinking about ‘why.’
What I’ve come up with are the most important goals, no necessarily in order of importance. So, here we go…
- As I take my last few breaths of life – whenever that is – I want to be able to look back at my life with no regrets. No regrets for things I ‘should have done’ or done better. No regrets for things I ‘shouldn’t have done.’ No regrets for how thing turned out. Right now I know everything is in its proper place and the events of my life have/are unfolding exactly as they need too. So I want to remember that and live that and take care of anything that isn’t ‘finished.’
- I want to reach the deepest levels of understanding of myself, my heart, my spirit and my relationship to my Creator. This means, living as fully as I can, my spirituality. Always deepening in knowledge, belief, faith, understanding and surrender.
- As I live I want to be the best husband for my wife. I want to give everything from inside me to her and live a life of gentleness, beauty, love and peace with her. I want to be the salve for her wounds, the cradle for her troubles and the place of rest for her worries. And every day I want to renew my love, my commitment and my promise to her.
- There is nothing more dear to me in this world than being a dad. I find it the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. Yet the rewards for my efforts are beyond anything tangible on this earth. I think of being a parent as being more like a very loving guide for my kids. My job, I feel, is not to mold them into something, but to guide them as they develop and grow in their own, unique way. There’s much I (and my wife) can write about this (we’ve thought of having another blog about parenting). Yet, the bottom line is that I make it my responsibility to raise good citizens for this world. Adults who think for themselves, trust in their inner guidance, are kind and loving to people and are just overall good human beings. This goal is my legacy – regardless of what ever else I do.
Okay, so I’m showing my soul a little bit. Yet these things are more important to me than business or worldly success. To me, they are the foundations that make all other success possible.
So what about my worldly goals? My business goals? My goals to change the world? Boy, there’s a lot of things I’ve done and so much more I’d like to do.
Let’s start with my ultimate goal…To aid people, from every walk of life and every faith, to open the door to the truth of their existence. Not to my beliefs or existence, but to find it within themselves and authentically live their truth in their daily life. I’m not talking new age mumbo-jumbo. I’m talking the ancient truth of who each of us are as we were made before we were placed in our mom’s bellies.
One criteria…I don’t want to be anyone’s guru or teacher. I only wish to offer knowledge, assistance and help for people to make their own inner journey without making it about me.
My other goals…
- To always help bring people together instead of pushing them apart.
- To help people who are sick, needy, poor and homeless. Not just with money, but through caring, love and action.
- To help bridge the gap between religions, belief systems, and faiths so that they can see their similarities rather than fight about their differences.
There’s much more, but these are the biggies on my mind right now. My life has always been about serving people – no different if I consider my goals.
It’s interesting that I didn’t write about business success or financial needs. Huh, that’s something for me to consider why. I tend to speak what’s in my heart – I guess those things, while important and necessary, are not in my heart. That would be a good thing, in my opinion.
So I’ve told you about me. Now I want to hear about you. I’m going to tag a few people and ask the questions. You can refer back to Alex Shalman for details. And please trackback here because I’d like to know about your goals.
So I’m tagging…
- Dave Schoof – Engaging the Disquiet
- Dr Karen Shue – Positive Politics
- Dylan Emrys – What Your Baby Knows
- Mike Sansone – Converstations
- Drew McLellan – Drews Marketing Minute
- Andy Beard
- Ben Yoskovitz – Instigator Blog
- Karin H. H – The Kiss Business Two
- David Airey
- Garry Conn
- Phil Gerbyshak – Make It Great!
- Chris Garrett – ChrisG
- Doug Karr
- Stuart Baker – Conscious Cooperation
- Chris – Search Anyway Blog
- David Paul Robinson
- Jens Berget – MLMForums
- Jason Stein – Mindfulness Maverick
- Dave Starr – ROI Guy
- Ted Demopoulos – Blogging for Business Book
- Chris Cree – Success Creeations
- Daniel – Daily Blog Tips
- Kristie T
- Sara Smith – Blogging Expertise
- Andrew Wee – Who Is Andrew Wee
- Seth Godin – if you’re listening…
- Robert Scoble – why not give it a try?
And I’m always curious about what Liz Strauss has to say on memes like this…
So, what are your ‘gotta get’ goals?