Thursday, May 21, 2009

8 Questions

Tynan over on put up an interesting life post meant to help you explore your goals and who you are. Here are my answers listed below. Feel free to try it as well.

What do I want my life to look like?

I want to have freedom to enjoy doing the things that I love with the people I love. I want to be relatively free of material possessions and instead strive to achieve life experiences and enhance the life of others. I want to take my faith and self actualization to new levels as I more deeply explore who I am and who God is. I also really want to deeply experience it with someone else and raise a family. I want to at some point undertake my own business adventure and help contribute to the businesses of others.

What do you want your life to look like on a daily basis?

I want to have enough time to enjoy hobbies and activities that I find interesting. I want to feel that the work I do is me operating at my best and contributes in a positive and meaningful way. I want to have strong connections with those around me. I want to be able to constantly experience new activities and get wrapped up in mini passions as I go on throughout life. I want to be a great father to my future kids.

What would I like to be able to say I truly know in my life about my life?
That I lived life to the fullest, contributed positively to the lives of others and accomplished my goals.

How would I like to be with other people in my life - friends, family, business associates, customers, employees, community?


I want to be someone that my friends look too for advice and help. I want to make my friends laugh and want them to have felt better for knowing me. I want to share alot of laughs, and be there for the tough times. And hell, let's party.


I want to develop closer relationships with my family members. I want to be there for advice with my younger siblings and be a model for how to live life. I want to continue to have great experiences.

Business Associates

I want to be counted on to provide a good product. I want others to look to me to have a great new perspective on how something should be done. I want my opinion to be respected. I want to be considered excellent at what I do.


I want my customers to feel like they get value from my services. I want my customers to be able to call me friends. I want my customers to feel that I have a level of integrity that they admire.


I want my employees to love their jobs. I want to help my employees achieve their personal goals and encourage increased productivity and flexibility.


I want my church to be able to count on me for support and consider me and my family active and great members. I want to volunteer in several organizations I find meaningful (Habitat for Humanity, etc.)

How would I like people to think about me?

I would like for people to think of me as someone who they enjoyed getting to know and had fun being around. I would want my wife to think that we had a connection that can't be put into words. I would like my kids to think that they had a dad who loved them and was always there for them.

What do I want to be doing 2,10,20 years from now? At the end of my life?

2 (age 28)

I want to have a strong grasp on what passion I want to pursue. I want to be pushing myself towards that passion. I want to be stronger in the areas of communication, physical health, happiness, and actualization.

10 (age 36)

I would like to have a family by now. I want my family to be different in a way that others admire. I want to experiment with living life in better ways and hope that I have "hacked" my life in a way that makes it so much fun to get up everyday. I want to still have pleasant surprises in life and be financially independent to the point where I only choose to work. I would like to have lived in at least one foreign country at this time.

20 (age 46)

I want to have helped escort my kids into their adulthood and hope that they are all pursuing their dreams and passions. I want to now fully maximize the time I spend with family and friends. I want to start focusing on really contributing and passing down my knowledge to the lives of others. I hope I haven't stopped growing.

End of Life

Well done good and faithful servant

What would I like to learn in my life?

I want to learn or at least try to play the piano. I want to learn Spanish. I want to learn to be a better man. I want to learn random nuggets of truth. I would like to have tried and learned many different skillsets and hobbies.

How much money will I need, and when?

I need enough to do the things that I want when I want. I don't know how much exactly that will be. Probably 250K a year is a solid number.

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