Skooter reporting 09/10/12
I have a story here all about an amazing adventures of a man who have accomplished almost 80% of his goals. So the thought for the day is unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
In 1972, Life magazine published a story about the incredible adventures of John Goddard. When he was fifteen, John’s grandmother said, “If only I have done that when I was young…” Unwavering not to make that statement at the end of his life, John wrote out 127 goals for his life.
He identified ten rivers he wanted to explore and seventeen mountains he wanted to scale. He set goals of becoming an Eagle Scout, a world traveler, and a pilot. Including on his list was: ride a horse in the Rose Bowl parade, dive in a submarine, go back over the travels of, read the Bible from cover to cover, and read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.
He also intended to read the entire works of Shakespeare,, Dickens, , , and several other classic authors. He much loved to learn to play the flute and violin, marry, have children in fact, he had five, pursue a career in medicine, and serve as a missionary for his church.
Sound impossible, isn’t it? Don’t you know that at the age of forty-seven, John Goddard had accomplished 103 of his 127 goals!
Your list of goals may not be as wide-ranging as John Goddard’s, but if you don’t have some goals in life, you’ll find that you have little enthusiasm to get up in the morning, and little satisfaction as your head hits the pillow each night.
Setting goals is not as difficult as if may seem. What do you really want to do? Write it down, then go for it!
…but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. Philippians 3:13 NASB