1. Climb the eiger north face
2. Write the greatest fantasy series of all time
3. Help a friend's daughter afford her college tuition
Those are my three dream goals for the rest of this life.
If I could hone myself and align my fate until I accomplished all three, I'd die semi-satisfied.
Goal-setting is more a process of having an internalized conception of some vague objectives. It involves setting concrete measurable actionable items
towards which you diligently strive.
My personal philosophy is you should set the hurdle high as possible--and with each small step work towards hitting your marks. To that end I'll be
making a summit attempt on Mt. Rainier within the next two years. Then I'll be tackling a number of other faces throughout the US before heading to
Switzerland for a crack at the Matterhorn.
Then one day, someday, if my skills develop strong enough and my endurance is good enough (I've currently only got 50% capacity in one lung, and still
managed climb to over 16,000'), one day I'll take that crack at the Eiger.
I'm also in the process of completing my third and final draft of the first installment of my fantasy series. When finished the series will be ten
books long with seven main installments and three prequel-type backstory novels.
The subsequent volumes should write themselves quick enough, but this first book has taken over four years (and over 1,300 pages of backstory). It's a
monster that day by day I'm slowing starting to tame.
Regarding the girl, she's the biological daughter of a friend--and I'll be meeting her for the first time this weekend. Socioeconomically she's
screwed, coming from a relatively non-affluent family and with my friend lacking the financial resources to support her college goals.
Thus I plan on (hopefully) writing well enough and being stingy enough that I can help put her through college without loans. Because I've taken out
student loans myself, and they're a crushing burden on the soul that I'd hardly wish upon anyone.
So there you have it, ATS. Those are my big three objectives for the rest of this incarnation.
Now it's your turn: What are your big three goals for the rest of this life?
And how's progress coming along towards achieving them?
edit on 29-7-2015 by Trachel because: (no reason given)