Creating a list of one hundred goals is a monumental task. Before reaching the one hundred mark, completing the list often becomes a goal of its own. I didn’t finish my own list in a day or even a week but, in time, the list reached 100 goals and it continues to grow. Today I added my 123rd goal, “Learn how to Moon Walk like Michael Jackson”.
Writing a list of goals might seem like a big waste of time and, for some people, it might be. Some people will write a list of goals and forget about them only moments later. It is understandable. We have “real lives” and chasing after a list of goals doesn’t fit into our routine. There is dinner to be made, bills to be paid and obligations to fulfill. That goal of taking a vacation with your mother isn’t really a priority. That goal of becoming a doctor just isn’t practical when you have to work two jobs just to make ends meet.
It is exactly that attitude, those who believe possibility doesn’t exist, that renders such a list meaningless. A waste of time. Not until this perspective is altered can a person maximize the value of such a list. The reality isn’t that the list is a waste of time, it is your attitude that makes it a waste of time. Without belief in yourself and in your abilities, a list changes absolutely nothing in your life. If you don’t believe you can change, you won’t. You will become a product of circumstance in your own life. You forfeit control.
Those who dream and believe will find that creating a list of one hundred goals is exactly the catalyst they need to change their lives for the better. Cynics may not believe that accomplishing a goal like skydiving or bungee jumping can change someone’s life. I would argue otherwise. Pursuing goals requires a person to stand up and take a proactive position in their own life. They create opportunity and pursue their passions. They conquer fear and overcome personal weakness. No longer is their life a consequence of their surroundings but instead, a result of their efforts.
Those who dream and believe will do what it takes to make their dreams a reality. They will do what it takes to change the aspects of their lives that they are not happy with and will begin living aggressively in pursuit of their desires and ambitions.
Creating your own list of one hundred goals might just be the biggest waste of time that can change your life…forever.