It’s not the outcome that matters. It’s the decision to act.
~ Chris Guillebeau
A few months ago I read Sebastian Marshall’s post about strategically checking off a bucket list and I continued to mull that idea over. I can do the same thing. Most of the items on my life list are things that I could do relatively easy with a direct application of time or money. Though I might not have the money at the moment, completing many of my goals will cost far less than I imagine, and I do have some time available if I make these goals a priority. So I came up with a new list to work toward for now.
I will be 30 in a few days. To start this decade off right I am going to focus on strategically completing a few of the goals on my bucket list, in addition to some goals that hadn’t quite made it to that list yet. In no particular order, here are the 30 things that I want to complete by February 6, 2013.
- cross-country motorcycle trip
- stop in DC to visit the Wall
- read 1/2 of Personal MBA
- have a business of my own
- pay down school debt
- become conversationally fluent in a language
- hot air balloon ride
- see Grand Canyon
- become a publicly recognized expert
- see moonbow (again)
- see Northern Lights
- read the Bible
- buy an Airstream
- take flying lessons – airplane
- 30 informational interviews
- make 30 things
- learn to sail
- hang glide
- go on 30 dates
- learn a skill of some sort – welding?
- some sort of fitness goal – to be further defined
- learn to program
- go on 7 day backpacking trip
- circumnavigate Land Between the Lakes
- get in touch with old friends on a regular basis
- buy coffee for 12 strangers
- find 576 more geocaches
- learn 5 magic tricks
- visit the lower 48
Come back Monday to see how I plan on completing all of these.