Making a goals book will allow you to write down everything you’d like to do in life. This will make your goals more real and attainable.
So, that’s why I’ve written my 100 goals in a journal and I’ll be sharing them in this post. I’ll also give you some tips on how you can create your own Goals Book right now.
Wait, isn’t that just a bucket list?
Why yes, yes it is. You better believe I’ve written plenty of bucket lists in my day and can spot one when I see one (anyone can, really…) But a bucket list never really felt doable or even possible at times. If anything, a bucket list feels more like a list that will eventually be forgotten. And as a result, never completed.
A Goals Book makes these goals more reachable, more tangible and real.
And here’s how…
A couple months ago I read Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be and it shifted my mindset tremendously. In the book, one of the principles is focused on goal-setting. Jack Canfield recommends making a list of 100 goals (or more) you want to achieve in life.
But that’s not all. What makes this different than a bucket list is how much more detail you’re putting in. And when you start thinking of the list more as goals and not just dreams, they become a whole lot more reachable.
So I pulled out an old journal and dedicated an entire page to each goal.
If you haven’t read the book, I cannot recommend it enough. He gives you 67 success principles he’s learned throughout his life and career and well, his success journey. He shares real life experiences from an array of successful people. Here’s a link if you’d like to check it out:
There’s so much to say about this book so this isn’t the last time I bring it up, btw.
My 100 Goals
Anyway, here are my 100 goals I’ve come up with. I’ve cut them up into categories. Here we go!
Travel & Food
- See the 7 Wonders of the World
- Visit the Grand Canyon
- Fly in 1st class
- Visit Selena’s museum in Corpus Christi, Texas
- Visit and pray at a temple
- Go on a cruise with friends and/or family
- Travel to Barcelona, Spain
- Island hop in Greece
- Visit every location from Eat, Pray, Love
- Stay on an island overnight
- Visit my hometown, Rio Rancho, NM
- Visit all 50 states
- Ride the train somewhere
- Eat at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant
- Eliminate processed foods from diet
- Go vegan for a month
- Eat sushi in Tokyo, Japan
Adventure & Events
- See a live TED talk
- Get a professional massage
- Ride in a hot air balloon in Albuquerque, NM
- Explore the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
- Ride in a helicopter
- Attend a gay pride parade
- Go camping and stay at a cabin
- Watch a movie at a drive-in movie theater
- Take a road trip up the California coast
- Watch a broadway show in New York
- Go to the top of Lady Liberty
- Attend a World Series game with the Yankees
- See the Mona Lisa in person
- Attend a country concert in Nashville, TN
- Go to a wine tasting
- Stay in a castle at Disneyland or Disney World
- Go to Disneyland for Christmas
- Go zip lining anywhere
- Ride in a cable car in San Francisco
- Visit as many National and State Parks as possible
- Ride a boat through Niagara Falls
- Attend a magic show in Las Vegas
- See a Cirque Du Soleil show
- Attend a film festival
- Go on a wildlife safari
- Ride in a limo
- Learn how to swim
- Start a business
- Learn how to ride a horse
- Learn CPR
- Successfully change a tire on my own
- Learn how to whistle
- Learn a new language
- Do my makeup well
- Learn how to milk a cow
- Learn how to shoot a gun
- Change a stranger’s life
- Run a marathon for a good cause
- Organize a Christmas toy drive for kids
- Set up a non-profit organization
- Host a charity event
- Start a petition for something I care about
- Anonymously give a generous amount to charity
- Pay off my debt
- Have EXCELLENT credit score
- Save $10,000
- Start a business
- Win big at a casino
- Make a million dollars
- Buy a house
- Sell one of my paintings
- Buy an Audi car
- Meet Taylor Swift
- Own a matching lululemon gym outfit
- Write a book
- Run a successful blog
- Have a post go viral
- Order room service at a hotel
- Stay at a 5-Star hotel
- Win Best Costume at a Halloween party
- Turn my house into a Haunted House for Halloween
- Propose to or be prosed to by someone
- Write my will
- Bake a delicious cake for someone’s birthday
- Dye or highlight my hair
- Adopt a husky
- Get a tattoo
- Buy and sleep in a king-sized bed
- Read as many Stephen King novels as possible
- Run an super environmentally-friendly home
- Build a gallery wall for my living room
- Successfully get Lasik eye surgery
- Help my dad build his ranch
- Transform into a minimalist
- Ride on a motorcycle
- Get my ears pierced again
- Meet the president of the United States
- Furnish an entire house
- Get married
- Become a mom
- Learn more about my cultures
- Host a game night with friends
- Take a month vacation
As you can see, my goals are sort of all over the place. I’ve got travel destinations, foods I wanna try, skills I’d like to learn. Here are a few I’m currently working on:
- Pay off debt – I’m currently paying off my student loans, car and 1 credit card. Almost there!
- Have EXCELLENT credit score – paying off debt will help with this, I make sure to check my Credit Karma account every couple of weeks.
- Start a business – This blog would count as a business, as soon as I start making money…
- Run a successful blog – Again, working on it!
- Learn a new language – I took French in high school but I’ve always wanted to speak it fluently. I’ve downloaded Duolingo and I’m learning the basics again.
- Eliminate processed foods from diet – I’m buying less frozen meals and cooking more.
- Buy a house – My dad and I are looking to invest in real estate, currently waiting to be pre-approved (fingers crossed)
- Watch a movie at a drive-in theater – With the pandemic, this is a much smarter way of going out to the movies.
- Run a super environmentally-friendly home – Currently learning of ways to cut down on energy usage at home (even though it’s hot in Vegas, who would’ve thought?)
- Help my dad build his ranch – This is where our real estate investment idea came from, we gotta start somewhere!
- Transform into a minimalist – I’m only purchasing things that bring me joy, nothing more.
- Read as many Stephen King novels as possible – Just started this one but I’ve read The Dead Zone, The Green Mile, Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and currently on End of Watch.
To clarify, I’m in no hurry to get all 100 goals achieved right away.
How You Can Create Your Own Goals Book Too
It’s not very easy to come up with 100 goals. Of course, you can start with ideas you’ve previously had and whatever comes to mind first. But you may also need to hit the internet when ideas begin dying down. Spend some time thinking about it, you can even talk to your friends or family and see if they’ve got some ideas you’d like to add to your Goals Book.
Oh and Pinterest. Pinterest has plenty of bucket list ideas, definitely Pinterest!
But use this time to really dig down deep to what you desire most. Think about things you dreamt of doing as a kid or places you’ve always wanted to visit. Maybe categorize by travel, food, skills, philanthropy, finance, etc.
Keep in mind, they also don’t all have to be so grand or expensive or far away. Admittedly, I’ve got some goals on that list that aren’t even that amazing, I just wanna say I did it. (just look at #52… milk a cow?!)
Get yourself a journal or notebook
This is the fun part! First, you can write them down on a piece of paper or type them up in your phone.
Second, I recommend getting a cute notebook of at least 100 pages and dedicating one page per goal.
“Hold up, isn’t that wasting paper?!”
Not if you use each page wisely! You can do front and back as well. Having each goal on a page will allow you to take notes, write in your favorite quotes or ideas and even photos or magazine cutouts.
For instance, you can outline or come up with a to-do list on some of your goals. Now you’ve got mini goals within your main goals! Easier to visualize, easier to achieve.
This is where you can get as creative as you want! Make it a whole arts & crafts project if you want to.
Here are a few journals I found on Amazon for pretty cheap:
Make this an activity you can do with your kids or partner or sibling or your cat during the weekend. But have fun with it and get creative!
Consequently, this will help you get into that headspace and mindset of feeling those goals closer than ever. As you write notes and tape pictures or magazine cutouts into your Goals Book, visualize yourself doing that goal. Imagine what you’ll feel like, bring in all your senses into it. What are you seeing, what emotions are running through you, what are you smelling or tasting or hearing around you? In other words, immerse yourself and put yourself in your future-self’s shoes.
Or use a digital Goals Book
On the other hand, if you can’t run out to the store (thanks COVID…) or can’t purchase a notebook online right now, not a problem! I’ve created a handy dandy free printable just for you!
Again, you can print double-sided to save paper! For your convenience, this printable has a few lines at the top of the page so you can write your goal and a short description. Then the rest of the page is intentionally blank for your imagination to fill it!
You can do all 100 goals or 27 or 98 or 117 or 2733, print however many you want!
Add as many details as possible and visualize yourself achieving each and every goal because that’s what makes them real.
Above all, have fun with this!!
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Now Start Goal-Getting
Ok now that you’re prepared and know exactly what kinds of things you want to achieve, it’s time to start working towards them. Anything you can do starting today can get you one step closer to each one of your goals.
Most importantly, these are all things you’re willing to work towards and ultimately achieve.
Anyway, I’d love to see what you come up with and what you’ll be working on achieving so send some screenshots my way! And if you come up with more than 100, more power to you!
Certainly, this isn’t a set-in-stone type of situation, you can always make changes, replace goals, add or subtract. Whatever you want to do, it’s your life!
Thank you all for reading and happy goal-getting!