Like Megan’s last post, I will be sharing with you my 100 Goal Challenge. This challenge came about for Megan last year when she was reading a self-help book that focused on getting the reader to conduct activities that would help to identify your passions in life. The book is titled It starts with Passion by Keith Abraham and the idea behind it is to “do what you love and love what you do”.
The key to this challenge is that by writing down your goals, whether achievable tomorrow or maybe in the next few decades, you have identified the direction in life you want to take and inherently giving yourself something to strive for. That drive in life is what makes you jump out of bed in the mornings instead of just rolling over wishing you could sleep for another few hours.
This will be once again a long post and I have, like Megan tried to break it done into categories to make it easier to work through. My 100 Goals are not just physical things that I want to do or achieve but also about creating and working towards the mindset and person I want to be, which I feel is just as important. What follows is my 100 Goal Challenge in no particular order of importance.
My 100 Goal Challenge List
House and Garden
- Buy a house
- Have and maintain a garden
- Make people feel welcomed and relaxed in our home.
- Clean regularly – something I need to do after I finish writing this!
- Build a garden from a patch of dirt.
- Grow a herb garden
- Cover the walls with our lives and adventures (art that is personal)
- Grow a fruit tree
- Renovate (or even build?)
- Grow a veggie patch
- Knock down a wall!
- Build a wall.
- Have a proper compost pile
- Have a house full of laughter
- Set up a rain water tank to recycle water
- Have a functional and usable home
- Spend more time in the garden to enjoy it.
- Share my home with friends and family
- Grow a hedge of fruit trees (espalier)
- Set up a veggie patch with aquaponics
- Visit each continent
- Travel to India
- Go diving in the Great Barrier Reef
- Put my feet in as many seas as possible!
- End every holiday with a restort to relax.
- Go on local holidays a few times a year
- Climb a Mountain!
- Don’t go on fast tours – stay in destinations
- Go and see the Northern Lights
- Cook and bake more for the enjoyment
- Try new recipes every month
- Eat less meat
- Learn how to cook Indian
- Make healthy snacks
- Learn more vegan and vegetarian dishes
- Cook a pavlova.
- Eat more fruit and veggies
- Learn how to make more raw dishes
- Drink more juices and smoothies, every few days!
Fitness and Exercise
- Maintain and increase my current level of fitness
- Get to 10 000 steps most days
- Go swimming weekly
- Play a sport socially – always!
- Be able to do 10+ push-ups without dying
- Have a six pack once in my life
- Get up before work to do exercise
- Improve my tennis game – win more often!
- Compete in obstacle courses (True Grit)
- Try out running, as a habit.
Education and Learning
- Never stop trying and learning new things
- Educate myself on finance
- Get further certification / degrees
- Research and implement further sustainable living
- Stay open minded to ideas and technologies
- Teach myself about soils, fertilizers and composting.
- Learn more about photography
- Learn nutrition
- Learn massage and body movement
- Learn aquaponics
- Learn about myself and further my interests
- Education in business management
- Improve on self-confidence, projection and conversing
- Listen, learn then form opinions
- Approach everything with an open mind
- Respond do not react.
- Be more patient
- Speak to my sister every week
- Be more assertive
- Value my own opinion
- Spend time alone every week
- Focus and remember the positive
- Do not be afraid to disagree
- Become more patient and giving with my parents
- Be present where I am
- Voice my opinion, especially when I don’t agree
- Become aware of time constraints and be realistic in planning
- Own a house
- See parents once a week
- Answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – ‘not yet’ is not an answer
- Visit my sister a few times a year
- Have children
- Learn to ride a scooter (maybe a motorbike)
- Fix my own computer once or twice
- Laugh and enjoy the people around me
- Hold dinner parties regularly
- Catch up with friends more often
- Save where we can but not at the expense of living
- Go on more dates
- Use less chemicals
- Declutter my home
- Declutter my life
- Go Abseiling / rock climbing
- Go in a hot air balloon
- Find a work / life balance
- Have more family pets (especially a dog)
- House at least one Guide Dog
- Read more – fact and fiction
- Get Married!
Alright so that is my 100 Goals! It was hard to get started but once you do you’ll find that it just follows out. I’m also sure I’ve probably missed things but its written down for now and as I grow and change so will my goals.
Now the challenge is set! Go and get a pen and some paper if you have not already and start writing down your 100 Goals.
We would love to hear how you went so please let us know if you try the 100 Goal Challenge or if you have any suggestions for future posts.