Thursday, August 21, 2008

Eric's List of 101 Goals

Spiritual (9/9)
1. Read through the Bible (66/66) Finished 6/24/10
2. Memorize 33 Bible verses (12/33) 5/2/11
3. Memorize a chapter of Psalm Done 5/13/11
4. Fast for 24 hours Done 2/25/2009
5. Start an accountability group with guys from church 5/5/10
6. Join a group at church to serve Done 5/15/11
7. Invite someone to church Done 3/1/11
8. Read a book about raising a godly daughter Finished 7/21/2009
9. Learn the lyrics and chords for 8 praise and worship songs (8/8)Finished 8/4/10

Physical (8/8)
10. Run two races per year Done!
11. Run a mile in under 7 minutes Completed 11/4/2008
12. Run a 5K in under 20:30 minutes Wildcard 2/15/09
13. Do 100 sit-ups w/o taking a break Done 4/27/2011
14. Do 50 push-ups w/o taking a break (Best 50/50) Done 1/18/2010
15. Make 20 straight free throws (Best 23/20) Done 3/26/2010
16. Learn how to freestyle swim well enough to do at least 4 laps in the pool Done 5/16/11
17. Solve a Rubik's cube in less than 5 minutes Solved 8/4/09! Personal Best is 1:15!

Food (9/9)
18. Make 25 meals for the family (25/25) Finished 5/9/10
19. Find 1 food to make well Established 3/19/2009
20. Make sweet tea from scratch Done 9/4/2008!
21. Try a new meal I would normally not try Done 2/24/2009
22. Eat 5 new fruits or vegetables and learn how to prepare them Done 8/9/09
23. Go to 4 new restaurants (4/4) Finished 3/29/2009
24. Drink no pop for two straight months Finished 10/24/2008
25. Cook a turkey dinner Cooked 1/10/10
26. Eat no fast food for a month Finished 9/21/2008

Educational (13/13)
27. Write a letter to an editor that makes it into the publication Done 8/8/2010
28. Re-learn how to write in cursive fluently 9/26/08
29. Learn Spanish well enough to speak with our neighbors across the street Wildcard 4/24/10
30. Learn how to count to ten in 5 languages (excluding English) 5/5 Spanish/ASL/Japanese/French/Sinhalese Done 1/20/10
31. Learn how to make videos on the computer Finished 8/18/09
32. Memorize a poem Done 1/14/10
33. Learn all of the countries in the world and the general area of where they are located Done 2/24/10
34. Memorize presidents/vp/party WILDCARD 12/15/09
35. Learn a popular song on the piano WILDCARD 1/24/10
36. Learn how to tie 5 different types of knots and their uses Finished 1/26/10
37. Read 5 biographies (5/5) Finished 12/14/09
Boy
Finished 11/25/08
Obama Finished 5/10/09
Lucky Man Finished 8/17/09
J.P. Guilford Finished 9/19/09
The Last Lecture Finished 12/14/09
38. Read 5 classic novels (5/5)
The Jungle Finished 9/23/08
The Great Gatsby Finished 10/27/08
Night Finished 9/6/09
The Red Badge of Courage Finished 12/28/09

Robinson Crusoe Finished 1/7/09
39. Read 5 books just for fun (5/5) 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Finished 9/11/08
Standardized Minds Finished 10/4/09

Things with/for Melissa (7/8)
40. Bring Melissa flowers 10 times for no reason whatsoever (10/10) Done 1/8/11
41. Take Melissa on two surprise dates (0/2)
42. Take Melissa to see a Broadway show 7/24/2010
43. Start a journal with Melissa for the girls to read when they are older Done 8/26/2008!
44. Take Melissa somewhere fun overnight without the girls Done 6/28/2009
45. Take Melissa to The Taste of Chicago Done 6/29/2009
46. Fly a kite with Melissa Done 3/31/2010
47. Go on a date with Melissa every other month Done 4/26/2011

Things to do with/for the girls (7/7)
48. Read 1,000 books to Hannah (1000/1000) Finished 10/21/10
49. Read 1,000 books to Madeline (1000/1000) Finished 11/13/10
50. Make a video of the girls Finished 3/7/2010
51. Write Hannah a song Finished 3/12/2010
52. Write Madeline a song Finished 3/11/2010
53. Make wood toys for Madeline and Hannah Finished 4/29/2011
54. Read a book about parenting toddlers Finished 9/1/2008

Places to go (11/12)
55. Go camping Done 6/9-11/2009
56. Go to an Aurora Christian football game  9/27/2008
57. Go to an Aurora Christian basketball game 2/6/10
58. Visit Judson College Visited 6/11/2009
59. Eat at a Waffle House (play "Magic Carpet Ride" on juke box, if available) Completed 10/13/2008
60. Take a train to some place in the U.S. Done 3/31/11
61. Visit every park in Aurora Finished 8/15/09
62. Visit my grandparents grave 12/28/2009
63. Go to a city hall meeting 5/10/11
64. Go to a Cubs game with Matt and Casey 7/15/2010
65. Take the family to Shedd Aquarium 6/1/2010
66. Visit 2 new baseball parks (1/2)
   Target Field

Health Goals (5/5)
67. Drink one gallon of water each day for a week Finished 12/7/2008
68. Find a doctor and get a physical exam Visited October 14th 2008
69. Read a book about nutrition that would help me understand nutrients and vitamins better Finished 12/5/09
70. Give blood five times per year (13/13) Done 1/18/2011
71. Go to the dentist every six months Done 4/13/2011

Just for Fun (12/13)
72. Canoe to I-88 and back with Matt Done 7/11/2009
73. Canoe from Wisconsin to Aurora Completed 6/12/2009
74. Portage a canoe through downtown Aurora Completed 9/1/08
75. Sit at a drum set and try to play Done 3/23/2010
76. Buy a stock Purchased 8/29/08
77. Reach 100 friends on Facebook and connect with each one of them (100+/100)
78. Ride my bike to work (10+/10) Finished 5/21/2010
79. Learn how to juggle Done 1/31/10
80. Volunteer a day with Habitat for Humanity
81. See all of the Oscar winning best picture movies from my lifetime (back to 1981) Completed 7/15/09
82. Make fudge with grandma Done 4/12/2011
83. Make something using the wood from Melissa's grandpa 7/29/10
84. Cash out on centsports.com ($20) Finished 10/10/09

Things to do (16/16)
85. Complete my current house to do list Finished 8/20/09
86. Get a piano Finished 6/24/10
87. Go to a High School play Done 12/10/08
88. Meet all the neighbors on my block Done 4/29/11
89. Have my brother's family visit at least 2 times a year Finished 11/26/10
90. Change the oil in the cars every 3,000 miles Done 3/28/11
91. Detail the interior of each car at least 4 times a year WILDCARD 12/12/09
92. Post on the blog once a week(I don't think I need to keep track of this one)
93. Go to bed right after the girls to read, each night for a week Completed 1/5/10
94. Join a district committee at work WILDCARD 3/29/2009
95. Vote in every election and know all the candidates I am voting for Done 4/5/11
96. Wear a tie at least once a week to school Done 5/16/11
97. Create a will 9/9/10
98. Take bags to the grocery store 50 times (50/50) Finished 10/14/09
99. Put an address book together with all of my friends and family added with current addresses Done 2/21/10
100. Watch no television for two straight weeks Done 1/09/10

Last (1/1)
101. Go out to celebrate completing 100 goals Done 5/20/11

6 comments:

Tyler said...

So...I think I am going to copy your copy of the idea of the 101 list. I think it's great to have goals listed out like this.

Matt Weis said...

Finish it! We can have the same deadline 1,001 days from now!

Anonymous said...

Great goals, Eric! I think I should do this too. My life's been in limbo for the last 10 years. It's time to get moving.

Anonymous said...

R U kidding me??? This seems like something the great philosophers would do. Should I add the name "Weis" to list of giants...Aristotle, Confucius, and Plato?

Your impact on the world will undoubtedly be felt as you pursue these interesting goals; and will be magnified as people hear about/visit your site. My goal is to share this web address with three others.

Thanks for this window into a Christian man's life ~ Robert

Anonymous said...

Well...I've heard about this list for some time now. I've been avoiding it because I knew after I read it I would be ashamed if I didn't follow a great example and make changes in my own life. Goal #1, read Eric's list. That wasn't so hard. Thank you for the inspiration!

Andie H said...

These are awesome!
I can get you 1-10 in French if you don't know.

If ASL counts, I bet you can do that one really easy too. :)