Life goals

I mentioned in my TEDx Seattle recap how I was inspired by Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh and his presentation, 19 Life Goals, to list my own life goals here. For context, here are Ben's life goals that he discussed. This exercise isn't intended to swan dive into the deeper meanings of life or align myself with an amazing financial portfolio (though that by-product would be welcomed). This list is about keeping me on track to a) be productive b) contribute to something greater than myself and c) have fun.

Now that I think about it, those are my uber goals and the following are the list of activities I want to accomplish or be on track to accomplish to achieve those goals. Here's my list:

  • Get a bachelor’s degree2005
  • Travel abroad frequently 2007, 2008, 2010 (more to come)
  • Find the perfect woman 2008
  • Buy a house 2009
  • Work in my field of expertise 2010
  • Get married to perfect woman (2010 expected)
  • Get a master's degree (2010 expected)
  • Start a company
  • Get a doctorate
  • Teach college classes
  • Pay off all debt (excl. mortgage and student loans)
  • Have children with perfect woman (2 max)
  • Donate a significant amount of time and money to charity
  • Write a book
  • (more to come)

Do you have a list of life goals? On paper? In your head? Do you need to make one? What's on it?

Much more interesting will be my "Do This Once" list, which is due up next.